Our ESRC/DFID funded research (RES-167-25-0557) suggested that shame associated with poverty is ubiquitous and structural being imposed by others in their dealings with people in poverty. Shame may serve to perpetuate poverty through eroding individual agency, while policies that stigmatise could be counterproductive in adding to the debilitating effects of shame.
Rural China
This research will investigate impact of urban-rural return migration on rural economic development in China and how results are transferable to China's neighbouring country, Vietnam.
Chinese boys playing a game
The Gansu Survey of Children and Families (GSCF) is a longitudinal study of poverty, education, health, and economic mobility among children and youth in rural northwest China. Researchers address a range of questions including the impacts of childhood nutrition and health.
Students take time to practice their English while trying to learn more about each other on our first meeting.
An investigation into the nature and extent of school effectiveness in China, using innovative quantitative methodology and the local application of new evaluation methods to educational policy and practice in rural and urban secondary schools.
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Based on a comparison of 20 migrant villages in three major Chinese cities, and slums in other developing countries; analysis includes housing development and regulation, with learnings from workshops and capacity building.
DFID aid worker and RAF jet
The research spans low-income, aid-dependent states that are landlocked (Malawi, Zambia), Island economies (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), and also transition economies (China, India) and addresses the salary gap that exists between aid workers working for different agencies.
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An investigation of the institutional determinants of urban poverty, looking at the urban growth-poverty paradox from the perspectives of institutional change and the property rights and entitlement re-allocations affected by those changes.
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The project in Brazil, China, and India aims to improve the understanding of the links among energy costs and use, the transformation of food supply chains including analysis of horticulture and dairy supply and technologies, and poverty alleviation to formulate policy pathways towards more optimal energy use.
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Does the onset of care-dependence in an older household member leads to household impoverishment and vulnerability? This mixed methods project is nested within Dementia Research Group population-based studies in Mexico, Peru, China and Nigeria.

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