Without further action we will miss the Scottish child poverty targets – but our briefing shows how we can still meet these targets by combining efforts on housing, jobs and social security.
Becky works in the Economics team at JRF and the wider Evidence and Policy team. She is responsible for analysis of the tax and benefit system, focusing on how changes to social security policy, along with housing and labour markets, financially impacts people with low incomes. Becky is also a research associate at Manchester Metropolitan University where she maintains and develops the IPPR Tax-Benefit model and works on a range of projects focusing on both policy evaluation and improving microsimulation research methodologies. Prior to JRF, she worked in community development, local authority democratic services, and youth work, before completing a PhD in young people’s transitions from education into the labour market.