Ms Fran Bennett

Fran Bennett

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Publications

  • Millar, Jane and Bennett, Fran (2017) "Universal credit: assumptions, contradictions and virtual reality", Social Policy and Society 16: 2 169-182

  • Bennett, F. (2017) "'The developed world'", Megatrends and Social Security: Family and Gender. Geneva: International Social Security Association, 10-26

  • Zipfel, Tricia, Bennett, F. et al. (2016) "Our Lives: Challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015", Extract in Global Poverty, Issues (Vol 306). Cambridge: Independence Educational Publishers Ltd

  • Cole, Ian, Bennett, Fran and Silver, Dan (2016) "Book review symposium - Good Times Bad Times: The welfare myth of them and us (Hills, J., Bristol: Policy Press, 2015)", People, Place and Politics 9: 3 199-206

  • Bennett, Fran (2015) "Opening up the black box: researching the distribution of resources within the household", NCFR Report Issue FF63 (Journal of National Council on Family Relations) (US)   F1-F3

  • Bennett, Fran (2015) "Poverty and gender: links and ways forward", Beyond 2015: Shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice. Equality and Diversity Forum and EDF Research Network

  • Bradshaw, Jonathan Bennett, Fran, Glendinning, Caroline and Maynard, Alan (2015) "Thematic Report on Social Investment: United Kingdom", European Social Policy Network  . URL: ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp

  • Bennett, Fran (2015) "The impact of austerity on women", L. Foster, A. Brunton, C. Deeming and T. Haux ed.,In Defence of Welfare II. Social Policy Association

  • Bennett, Fran (2015) "Still paying for progress", D-R. Srblin ed.,Values Added: Rethinking tax for the 21st century. London: Fabian Society, 8-11

  • Bennett, Fran (2015) "National insurance: a case study", D.-R. Srblin ed.,Tax for our Times. London: Fabian Society

  • Fran Bennett and Sirin Sung (2014) "Money matters: using qualitative research for policy influencing on gender and welfare reform", Innovation: the European Journal of Social Science Research  . doi: 10.1080/13511610.2013.787696

  • Fran Bennett (2014) "The 'living wage', low pay and in work poverty: rethinking the relationships", Critical Social Policy  . doi: 10.1177/o261018313481564

  • Bennett, Fran (2013) "Researching within household distribution: overview, developments, debates and methodological challenges", Journal of Marriage and Family 75: 3 582-597.. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12020. URL: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12020/abstract

  • Fran Bennett and Sirin Sung (2013) "Gender implications of UK welfare reform and government equality duties: evidence from qualitative studies", Onati Socio-legal Series [online] 3: 7 1202-1221

  • Fran Bennett and Sirin Sung (2013) "Dimensions of financial autonomy in low/moderate-income couples from a gender perspective and implications for welfare reform", Journal of Social Policy 42: 4 701-719

  • Sutherland, W.J. et al. (including Fran Bennett) (2013) "100 questions: identifying research priorities for poverty prevention", Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 21: 3 189-205

  • Kinglun Ngok and Fran Bennett (2012) "Poverty and social justice in China (editorial)", Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 20: 3 243-245

  • Fran Bennett (2012) "Taxation and welfare", P. Alcock, M. May and S. Wright ed.,The Student's Companion to Social Policy (4th edition). Chiechester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd (Wiley-Blackwell), 248-254

  • Fran Bennett, Jerome De Henau, Susan Himmelweit and Sirin Sung (2012) "Financial togetherness and autonomy within couples", J. Scott, A. Plagnol and S. Dex ed.,Gendered Lives: Inequalities in production and reproduction. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 97-122

  • Fran Bennett (2012) "Universal credit: overview and gender implications", M. Kilkey, G. Ramia and K. Farnsworth ed.,Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy 2012. Bristol: The Policy Press, 15-34

  • Fran Bennett (2011) "Child poverty in the UK and the activities of the Child Poverty Action Group", Journal of Poverty (in Japanese only) 6 

  • Fran Bennett (2011) "How is the UK tackling child poverty?", ? ed.,End Child Poverty in Japan. ?: Kamogawa Shuppan Co. Ltd., ?

  • Jonathan Bradshaw and Fran Bennett (2011) "National insurance: past, present, future? (editorial)", Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 19: 3 207-209

  • Fran Bennett (2010) "Gender analysis of transfer policies: unpicking the household", V. Uberoi, D. Halpern and I. Mclean ed.,Options for Britain II: Cross cutting policy issues - changes and challenges. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell and Political Quarterly, 100-116

  • Fran Bennett, Jerome De Henau and Sirin Sung (2010) "Within household inequalities across classes? Management and control of money", J. Scott, R. Crompton and C. Lyonette ed.,Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century: New barriers and continuing constraints. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 215-241

  • Ruth Lister and Fran Bennett (2010) "The new 'champion of progressive ideals'? Cameron's Conservative Party: poverty, family policy and welfare reform", Renewal 18: 1 84-109

  • Fran Bennett (2010) "Child benefit: an untidy cut", Public Policy Research 17: 3 130-134

  • Fran Bennett and Jane Millar (2009) "Social security: reforms and challenges", J. Millar ed.,Understanding Social Security: Issues for policy and practice. Bristol: The Policy Press, 11-29

  • Fran Bennett (2008) "How low-income families use their money", J. Strelitz and R. Lister ed.,Why Money Matters: Family income, poverty and children's lives. London: Save the Children, 115-124

  • Fran Bennett (2006) "Paying for children: current issues and implications for policy debates", J. Lewis ed.,Children, Changing Families and Welfare States. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 110-134

Other Outputs

  • National Insurance Contributions and the Self-employed in the UK. Bradshaw, Jonathan and Bennett, Fran (2017). ESPN Flash Report 2017/14Brussels: European Commission View Online
  • Universal Basic Income: far from reality of UK's existing social security system. Bennett, F. (2017). Flash report, as member of European Social Policy Network, for European Commission View Online
  • Giving back control? A contradiction at the heart of Universal Credit. Millar, Jane and Bennett, Fran (2016). Blog for London School of Economics British Politics and Policy blog View Online
  • Inside the Black Box of the Family. Bennett, F. (2016). Alumni Weekend lecture View Online
  • Inequality: What is to be Done?. Sir Tony Atkinson (2015). Podcast interview with Sir Tony Atkinson about his book View Online
  • To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender . Bennett, Fran (2015). Blog on gender and poverty for Oxford Human Rights Hub View Online
  • Poverty in the UK: the need for a gender perspective. Bennett, Fran (2015). Briefing paper for the Women's Budget Group on gender and poverty, based on a working paper co-authored with Mary Daly. View Online
  • How the Conservatives are ‘strengthening’ child poverty measures in the UK . Bennett, Fran (2015). Blog post for 'Journal of Poverty and Social Justice' about the UK government decision to change the measure of child poverty and to abandon the targets in the Child Poverty Act 2010. View Online
  • UK Government abandons 2010 Child Poverty Act targets. Bennett, Fran (2015). A Flash Report for the European Social Policy Network about the UK government decision to change the measure of child poverty and to abandon the targets in the Child Poverty Act 2010. http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=14306&langId=en View Online
  • Common social values in the European Union. Bennett, Fran and Ruxton, Sandy (2015). Paper written for the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union. View Online
  • Poverty Through a Gender Lens: Evidence and policy review on gender and poverty. Bennett, Fran. and Daly, Mary (2014). Working paper supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Download
  • Gender and Poverty: what should be done?. Bennett, Fran (2014). Blog post on the Society Central website about a gender perspective on poverty policy (based on the evidence and policy review on gender and poverty written with Prof Mary Daly for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation View Online
  • Gender and poverty in the UK: Inside the household and across the life course . Bennett, Fran Daly, Mary (2014). Blog post on Open Democracy 50.50 (July 2014), about a gender analysis of poverty (based on the evidence and policy review on gender and poverty written with Prof Mary Daly for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. View Online
  • Interview - The Roles We Play. (2014). Interview with Kathy Kelly, published in ATD Fourth World (2014) The Roles We Play, about the contributions made by people living in poverty View Online
  • The ‘living wage’, low pay and in work poverty: Exploring the difficult to resolve conceptual and pragmatic issues around the ‘living wage’. Bennett, Fran (2013). Blog post on LSE’s (London School of Economics and Political Science’s) Politics and Policy blog about the living wage (based on article in Critical Social Policy) View Online
  • Qualitative research stresses the social context of welfare reform, but this complexity has been ignored by policy makers.. Bennett, Fran (2013). Blog post on LSE’s (London School of Economics and Political Science’s) Impact of Social Science blog, about qualitative research on gender and welfare reform (based on article in Innovation with Dr Sirin Sung View Online
  • Investing in Children: Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage - A study of national policies: UK. Bradshaw, Jonathan and Bennett, Fran (2012). EU Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion, CEPS INSTEAD for European Commission View Online
  • In conversation with Prof the Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett, about the inspiration behind her book 'Poverty' . (2012). Podcast interview on 'Podacademy', in conversation with the Baroness (Ruth) Lister of Burtersett, about the inspiration behind her book 'Poverty' (Polity Press, 2004), some of the themes central to it, and the new thinking she is currently developing. View Online
  • The importance of independent income: understanding the role of non-means-tested earnings replacement benefits. Fran Bennett and Holly Sutherland (2011). Barnett Paper in Social Research 2011 no. 1(Also published as ISER Working Paper Series 2011-09, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex)
  • Written evidence to Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Universal Credit. Fran Bennett (2011). Written evidence to House of Commons Select Committee View Online
  • Women's Budget Group evidence to Public Bill Committee, Welfare Reform Bill 2011. Fran Bennett (2011). Written evidence to Committee of House of Commons considering Bill View Online
  • Universal credit: the gender impact. Fran Bennett (2011). article in journal of Child Poverty Action Group (Poverty, issue 140, pp. 15-18)
  • Gender and Social Inclusion. Fran Bennett (2010). Policy paper for Oxfam GB View Online
  • A Gender Perspective on 21st Century Welfare Reform. Janet Veitch with assistance from Fran Bennett (2010). Policy paper for Oxfam GB View Online
  • Unequal but 'fair'? Housework and child care in a sample of low- to moderate-income British couples. Sarah Taylor, Fran Bennett and Sirin Sung (2010). Barnett Papers in Social Research 2010-4
  • In-work Poverty and Labour Market Segmentation: A study of national policies (UK). Jonathan Bradshaw, Fran Bennett and Emese Mayhew (2010). Report as UK independent experts on social inclusion for European Commission View Online
  • Understanding the Compliance Costs of Benefits and Tax Credits. Fran Bennett, Mike Brewer and Jonathan Shaw (2009). Report published by Institute for Fiscal Studies View Online
  • Rights and responsibilities in the social security system. Julia Griggs and Fran Bennett (2009). Occasional Paper 6 published by Social Security Advisory Committee View Online
  • Vulnerable employment. Fran Bennett (2009). Paper in collection edited by M.M. Threlfall: Europe's Social Situation: Towards a more inclusive view, published by Institute for the Study of European Transformations, London Metropolitan University
  • Minimum Income Schemes in the UK: A study of national policies. Jonathan Bradshaw and Fran Bennett (2009). Report by UK independent experts on social inclusion for the European Commission View Online
  • Distribution within the household. Fran Bennett (2008). Section in briefing edited by R. Berthoud and F. Zantomio: Measuring Poverty: 7 Key Issues, published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex (pp. 12-13)
  • Gender and Benefits. Fran Bennett (2005). Report for Equal Opportunities Commission (ISBN 1 84206 147 X)
  • From Input to Influence: Participatory approaches to research and inquiry into poverty. Fran Bennett with Moraene Roberts (2004). Report for Joseph Rowntree Foundation View Online
  • Social Policy Digest. Fran Bennett and Ken Jones (2002-2013). Online digest in searchable database of UK social policy developments and research (with panEuropean section added from December 2010), linked to Journal of Social Policy and published online by Cambridge University Press View Online