University of Hertfordshire

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The State of the Art Report on Resilience, RESCUE Project report

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Number of pages51
Publication statusUnpublished - 15 Jun 2014

Abstract

This report presents an overview of the socio-economic conditions in the UK after the financial crisis of 2008, and provides statistical data and analysis regarding issues that impact on households’ resilience such as public spending, employment, education, health and housing. It provides a discussion on how these elements have been affected by the financial crisis and the potential knock-on effects felt by households in the UK. From this, new at-risk groups can be identified. The paper goes on to discuss the changing role of the welfare state and the third/voluntary sector in the UK, particularly in the wake of the crisis and the austerity measures imposed on the public by the current government. The report discusses the institutional discourses and debates on poverty, vulnerability and resilience in the UK in order to provide an overview of the context and legacy of the concept in British policymaking. The impact of the crisis on institutions and public attitudes is also covered. These debates provide a foundation from which to explore the significance, role and character of practices of resilience across the UK.

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