Beveridge 2.0: the supportive state

13 Jan 2021 02:00PM - 08:00PM
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oin our panelists as they come together to discuss the new issue of the LSE Public Policy ReviewBeveridge 2.0: The Supportive State.

The COVID-19 emergency is testing the protective capacity of welfare states in the most dramatic way. In virtue of their scale and nature, only the state can respond to on-going challenges, but policy responses need to be understood in relation to the capacity of different systems to provide protection and support. 

Prior to the COVID crisis, recent years had seen a growing debate around different approaches to address human needs: these differed in a variety of ways – in terms of type and coverage of provision, level of generosity and conditionality arrangements – which in turn reflected different priorities and policy goals. The new issue of the LSE Public Policy ReviewBeveridge 2.0: The Supportive State discusses a range of these approaches, from Universal Basic Income and Universal Capital Grants to Universal Basic Services. It also addresses the radical changes that have affected the development of social security systems and tries to understand contemporary challenges to provide human security more broadly. 

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics, LSE.

Julian Le Grand (@julianlegrand) is Professor of Social Policy at the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, LSE.

Abigail McKnight (@CASE_LSE) is the Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE.

Jonathan Reynolds (@jreynoldsMP) is Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of LSE School of Public Policy.