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Older employees under pressure

PSI's Michael White has a new article in Work, Employment and Society examining the changing working conditions for older employees at a time of cost-cutting and delayed retirement. White argues that if retirement is going to be delayed for employees, that fairness demands improved working conditions, which currently have a particularly heavy impact on older workers.

PSI leads courses on Applied Social Research

Policy Studies Institute leads the Masters in Applied Market and Social Research offered by University of Westminster. The course, led by PSI Director Malcolm Rigg (right), focuses on issues and skills that are fundamental to becoming a well-rounded researcher or research manager in market and social research. It can be studied full or part-time and is designed for those working in research or with research experience.

More support needed for low-skilled workers to progress into better jobs

The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) scheme was a demonstration project for a new policy to help lone parents and long-term unemployed people improve their labour-market position. As a PSI research project, led by Genevieve Knight (right) has demonstrated, ERA has provided some important policy lessons on how to reduce poverty.

Research on policing and local crime information

Researchers at the Policy Studies Institute ( PSI) have been asked by the Home Office (the government department responsible for policing) to carry out important research examining people's views about how local information on crime, community safety and the criminal justice system can best be made available to the public.

How can we make work reduce poverty?

The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) scheme was a demonstration project for a new policy to help lone parents and long-term unemployed people improve their labour-market position. As a PSI research project, led by Genevieve Knight (right) has demonstrated, ERA has provided some important policy lessons on how to reduce poverty.

PSI leads new half-million pound smart-grid research project

PSI has been awarded a grant of over £500,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids. Researchers at Brunel University, Cardiff University, University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham are all contributing to this leading-edge project, which brings together some of the UK's leading researchers in energy policy, behavioural psychology, energy-networks engineering, and energy regulation and economics.

Latest evaluation of Flexible New Deal published

New paper compares family care work in Italy and Poland

How BIG funding affects community enterprise overseas

Ethnic minority poverty linked to informal processes as well as wider structures

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