Comparative Social Policy Research Group

The Comparative Social Policy Group aims to support the analysis and comparison of specific areas of social policy (particularly relating to early childhood and all areas of education, health and social work) and its enactment within and across different countries or systems. We are interested in promoting interdisciplinary research and international collaborations. 

Members are currently undertaking a wide variety of comparative work. Cross-national comparisons include collaborations with colleagues in a number of European countries, most recently Denmark, Finland and Germany, to consider various aspects of early years provision and schooling. Other projects, however, involve within-country comparisons; a number, for example, look specifically at how different social groups experience nursing and social work.

Comparative Social Policy Research Group Staff List