Eight key Joseph Rowntree Foundation research findings from 2013

24th Dec 2013

Charlotte Morris reflects on what we have learned during a year of austerity cuts, welfare shake-ups and rising living costs.

It’s that time of year again, December draws to a close and we start looking back on the highs and lows of the previous year. When it comes to the work we do at JRF, we are not really about quick wins; it’s about winning the war, not the battles. We do not tackle problems that can be solved overnight, but our research team have come up with some pretty good stats on the problem that we are facing in 2013:

We monitor poverty year-on-year so that our statistics can be used to hold policy-makers to account. We also produce toolkits, events and guides. In the New Year we will be producing a Rough Guide to Ageing, staging a lecture by leading economist Amartya Sen at LSE with prospect Magazine, and launching a programme in Leeds that looks at what cities can do to reduce poverty. Bring it on 2014 – let the battle commence.