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Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Robert Raeside and Professor Ronald McQuaid (University of Stirling)Description: The aim of the study is to explore the impacts of ongoing changes to the welfare system on a range of households in Scotland over time. The project is being carried out by the Employment Research Institute, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Stirling on behalf of the Scottish Government. In-depth interviews will be held with participants twice a year over a three year period to identify and unpack their experiences of welfare changes. The welfare changes explored are include changes to unemployment, disability and housing benefits, as well as wider reforms such as the replacement of many working age benefits with Universal Credit.