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Research Centres for Sociology and Social Policy

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
The Centre is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and based at London School of Economics. Its research programme is divided into the following areas:

  • Generational and life course dynamics
  • Poverty, local services and outcomes
  • The dynamics of low income areas
  • The CASE neighbourhood study
  • Education and social exclusion
  • Social networks and social capital
  • Employment, welfare and exclusion

Centre for Housing Policy
The Centre is based at University of York. It is one of the leaders in policy relevant research into housing and social policy in the UK.

Centre for Policy Studies
Web site of a political think tank that undertakes research into social issues.

Centre for Research in Social Policy
The Centre is an autonomous body based at University of Loughborough. It undertakes research in the following areas: 

  • poverty and social exclusion;
  • work and welfare trajectories;
  • policy evaluation.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The ESRC is the UK's largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. ESRC supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector.

Institute of Education
Institute of Education, University of London is a leading centre in education and social research.

Institute for Public Policy Research
Website of a political think tank that undertakes research into social issues.

Policy Studies Institute
Policy Studies Institute undertakes research on various aspects of social, economic and cultural policy.

Social Policy Research Unit
The Social Policy Research Unit has an international reputation for excellence in research in social policy, especially health and social care, poverty, welfare and social work.

Third Sector Research Centre
TSRC offers third sector organisations and policy-makers access and input into robust research, aiming to bridge the gap between research and the third sector.