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About Fran Bennett

Fran Bennett is a senior research and teaching fellow and a member of the Oxford Institute of Social Policy, University of Oxford, with interests in poverty, gender and social security issues. She also works on a self-employed basis for NGOs and others on social policy issues. She is an active member of the Women's Budget Group, which analyses government budgets, spending and policies from a gender perspective.

Articles by Fran Bennett

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Our Lives: Poverty then and now in the UK

A report launched today, Our Lives: Challenging attitudes to poverty in 2015, captures the humanity of the experience of poverty and calls for change as radical as the social reform in the 1940s.

Gender and poverty in the UK: Inside the household and across the life course

Unravelling the components of couples’ incomes and investigating individual trajectories over the life course are essential to produce a more rounded and complete picture of the links between gender and poverty, says Fran Bennett. 

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