The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that public policy should not be understood as a series of separate silos. Health, education, decent living and working conditions and gender equality all play a role in enhancing the welfare of a society. All these aspects are interconnected and cannot be approached in isolation.
Any solution which aims to successfully address inequality in contemporary societies will need to look at these issues holistically and with a multidisciplinary approach. The Welfare and Inequalities Research Cluster aims to provide a better framework to challenge the intersectional dynamics affecting unequal societies, both in the Global North and in the Global South.
Minimum wage policies
Decent work and rights for the informal sector
Universal access to healthcare
Mental health and inclusive health policies
Privatization of education
Merit and privilege