The 100 questions cover a number of important themes and indicate areas of particular research interest and importance for policy that can, and need to, be developed further. These include: attitudes, education, family, employment, heath, well-being, inclusion, markets, housing, taxes, inequality, power.
The questions were developed during a two-day workshop run by JRF with the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. This involved 45 participants from government, non-governmental organisations, academia and research.
We envisage this work being used in a range of ways. Most directly, it will be an important contribution to our anti-poverty strategies research programme that seeks to find the most effective means of reducing poverty across the UK.
We hope that practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and funders will use this document to help shape further research programmes across a range of social science disciplines.
However, the 100 questions are very much the beginnings of a process rather than a finished product.