Research centres – International


Danish Institute of Social Research/Social Forsknings Instituet Danish Institute of Social Research/Social Forsknings Instituet The Danish Institute of Social Research/Social Forsknings Instituet’s aim is to provide a better understanding of social, economic and working conditions in the Danish society. This includes national and international social conditions and development trends significant to the standard of living and living conditions in Denmark. Website links to online publications and research.

Institute for Fiscal Studies IFS is a research institute which provides economic analysis. Its research focuses on the UK tax system and considers the likely effects of fiscal policy on every section of population. Issues examined include child poverty, inequality, labour market issues, and other pressing social policy concerns.

International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare, University of East London ICMEC is a multi-disciplinary research centre set up in May 2007 and is based in UEL’s School of Education. ICMEC’s aims are to generate greater knowledge about ECEC provision in countries which employ mixed economies of welfare and education services; to explore the contribution to young children’s well being within mixed economies of childcare; and to develop an international and multi-disciplinary approach to exploring mixed economies of childcare.

New Zealand Council for Educational Research The New Zealand Council for Educational Research is an independent, educational research organization that provides educators, students, parents, policy makers and the public with innovative research, analysis and advice. Many of NZCER’s reports (including the longitudinal Competent Children, Competent Learners project) are available in full-text online.

Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London TCRU is a multidisciplinary research unit with a specific focus on children and young people, both within and outside their families. This includes care, education, health and social service settings. Website links to research and publications.

Work + Family Policy Roundtable The Australian Work + Family Policy Roundtable is made up of researchers with expertise on work and family policy. Its goal is to propose, comment upon, collect and disseminate relevant policy research to inform good, evidence-based public policy in Australia.