Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York.


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A Year Like No Other

Life on a Low Income during COVID-19

Telling the stories of low-income families, this book exposes the ways that pre-existing inequalities, insecurities and hardships were amplified during the pandemic in the UK and offers key policy recommendations for change.

Policy Press

COVID-19 Collaborations

Researching Poverty and Low-Income Family Life during the Pandemic

This book synthesises the challenges of researching everyday life for families on low incomes during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve future policy and practice.

Policy Press

For Whose Benefit?

The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform

'For whose benefit?' explores how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience changes to the benefit system. It looks at how the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are experienced on the ground, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security to those who rely upon it.

Policy Press