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CHASM Summer e-Bulletin 2019
Welcome to the CHASM e-bulletin, bringing together all the latest news and events from the Centre over the last four months.

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e-Bulletin Round-up
From CHASM Director Andy Lymer
CHASM’s late spring/early summer period was occupied by a number of events and research deadlines – we are also pleased to be able to announce new research funding for an 18 month research project on finding and funding social costs to start in September (to be led by Louise, with my help).

Do please also check out our 2018/19 Annual Report, that was launched at our Annual Conference at the end of June as usual. Access to the full presentations of our speakers can be found on the Conference report page along with a video summary of the event.

Also worth highlighting from the details below are the reflections from three of our 2019 International Research Fellows who detail why they applied and what they are doing to work with various of the Centre’s Core members during their Fellowship year.


Andy Lymer
CHASM Director
Annual report out now!
Read an interesting round-up of all CHASM news, research and activities over the past year.
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Money and Pension Service Evidence Hub
CHASM leads the major overhaul of national Financial Capability Evidence Hub and produces four fascinating thematic reviews.
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Equity Release – Navigating the Options
CHASM’s Louise Overton writes for older age charity Independent Age on equity release options.
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Social Policy Association Conference and Blog
CHASM members present at SPA Conference and Karen Rowlingson writes 50th Anniversary blog on economic inequality.
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Reflections of CHASM International Research Fellows
Julia, Irni and Oana reflect on their time at CHASM in Birmingham and outline the future of their partnership with the Centre.
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New CHASM Research Project on Funding Social Care
Louise Overton and Andy Lymer are part of an exciting new research collaboration: Finding and funding social care: a qualitative study of the experiences of self-funders.
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International Fellows Research 2019
Karen and Louise give their account of time spent working with the CHASM International Fellows 2019
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Upcoming events
Help to Save Anniversary Event
Tuesday 17 September 2019

Nudging financial literacy and behaviours among low self-control young adults: A randomized controlled trial
Wednesday 16 October 2019
Annual Conference Overview
Held in June, this year's theme was the role of home ownership and other housing tenures as a source of wealth and welfare. Presentations were delivered by experts from a wide variety of sectors and provoked some fascinating debates.
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Comparing homeownership and life-course transitions
International Fellows Dr Julia Cook and Dr Oana Druta brought together contrasting perspectives of homeowndership and wellbeing from Europe and Australia.
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Financial Capability in Southeast Asia
International Fellow Dr Irni Johan contributes to a better understanding of financial capability in selected Southeast Asian countries and presents her research in a comparative context.
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