Calum Webb


Recent posts

Aug 20, 2020
Socioeconomic inequalities in child welfare interventions are five times stronger in unequal and affluent local authorities than they are in equal and deprived local authorities. Why? One of the articles we had published in Children and Youth Services Review this year highlighted a new finding that the social gradient in child welfare interventions was predicted to be as much as five times stronger in local authorities with both lower-than-average deprivation and higher-than-average income inequality than it was in local authorities with higher-than-average deprivation and lower-than-average income inequality. This blog post explores one reason why this might be.
Aug 13, 2020
A few lines of code separate quantitative analysis from predictive analytics The programming equivalent of a hair's breadth stands between the code required to analyse trends, associations, and inequalities in data and the code required to turn these into contextless, essentialist predictions.
Aug 5, 2020
Anti-racist and anti-poverty social work must be both: Child Welfare Inequalities at the intersection of race and class Our new research published in Children and Youth Services Review shows how the social gradient varies based on ethnic population, and what sociological theories and policy analysis might explain why this happens. This blog discusses some of the key messages for social work.
Aug 2, 2020
The Child Welfare Inequalities App Version 2: Now in Open Beta Anyone can now use and test the Child Welfare Inequalities App version 2. This blog post provides a link to the new version of the app, plus a brief description of its features.
Jul 29, 2020
Ethnic Inequalities in Local Authority Children Looked After Rates (CWIP v2 Plots Preview) Charts that show how unequal children looked after rates appear to be across ethnic groups in local authorities in England.