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Interrogating Inequalities

an indicative selection of videos discussing departmental research and impact activities

Research on inequalities is a key theme within work conducted in our department. Using some diverse examples, we reflect here on the motivations for this work, discuss some of our research findings, and consider who the users and beneficiaries are intended to be, beyond our traditional academic audiences. These videos have been funded by the LSE Research’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund 2019/20.





Dr Tania Burchardt highlights inequalities in England in unmet needs for help with activities of daily living among older adults by age, gender, ethnicity and area deprivation. This is part of the Social Policies and Distributional Outcomes research programme in the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, where Tania is an associate director. 

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Dr Timo Fleckenstein talks about his research on South Korea, and how he engages with Korean policy-makers and the broader public to inform social policy-making.

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Dr Sunil Kumar reflects on four decades of engagement with the housing and livelihoods of disenfranchised urban residents and, more recently, internal migrant construction workers in urban South Asia. Dr Sunil Kumar speaks of how he strives to value workers, especially those in casualized and precarious work, for the humans they are and not by the work they do. An ethics of care based on dignity, compassion and nurturing is exigent.

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Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey explores some of the themes in her new book—Development, (Dual) Citizenship and Its Discontents in Africa: The Political Economy of Belonging to Liberia—the controversies around legislating non-resident forms of citizenship, and what implications this has for Liberians who identify as domestic or diasporic, poor or prosperous, powerful or powerless. 

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Professor Coretta Phillips discusses a new research project, Studying 'Race and Crime': Then and Now. Find out more about this project here.  

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Dr Amanda Sheely explores the complex relationship between government supervision in the welfare system and poverty among people with drug felony convictions in the United States, showing how supervision leads to both coercion and care. This research was published in Punishment & Society and was funded by LSE's International Inequalities Institute.

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View the full playlist of videos on YouTube here.