Professor Donald Hirsch
Director, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP)
Donald is a former journalist and international policy consultant, who was Poverty Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for the ten years prior to joining CRSP in 2008. He played a central role in establishing A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, CRSP's ongoing research programme showing what incomes households need for an acceptable standard of living as agreed by members of the public. He now leads that programme and associated projects studying income, and plays a prominent national role in commenting on the adequacy of the public welfare system and on poverty trends.
A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom
(on-going: Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
The Cost of a Child
(on-going: Child Poverty Action Group and Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Local child poverty indicators
(on-going: End Child Poverty Coalition)
For the latest information about CRSP Research please go to http://www.lboro.ac.uk/research/crsp/research/
- Padley, M., Marshall, L., Hirsch, D., Davis, A. and Valadez, L. (2015) A Minimum Income Standard for London. London: Trust for London
- Hill, K., Hirsch, D. and Padley, M. (2015) Minimum budgets for single people sharing accommodation. CRSP Working Paper 642. Loughborough: Centre for Research in Social Policy.
- Hirsch, D. (2015) Paying the price - Childcare in universal credit and implications for single parents. London: Gingerbread.
- Hirsch, D. (2015) Could a citizen's income work? York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Hill, K., Davis, A., Hirsch, D., Padley, M. and Smith, N. (2015) Disability and minimum living standards: The additional costs of living for people who are sight impaired and people who are Deaf. Loughborough: Centre for Research in Social Policy.
- Padley, M., Valadez, L. and Hirsch, D. (2015) Households below a minimum income standard: 2008/09 to 2012/13. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.