Reports and papers published by Policy Scotland and associated programmes and projects.

Covers of the full and summary reports for Strengthening Economic Cases for Housing Policies

Strengthening economic cases for housing: the productivity gains from better housing outcomes

Professor Duncan Maclennan, Policy Scotland associate, has modelled how housing outcomes impact economic growth and productivity, making the case for housing construction to be classed as infrastructure investment, akin to investment in transport links, water and communications. 

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Publication: Building a New Life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees

A new report ‘Building a New life in Britain: The Skills, Experiences and Aspirations of Young Syrian Refugees’ examines the skills, training needs, work aspirations, lived experiences, and ethical perspectives of young Syrian forced migrants as they attempt to rebuild their lives in three host countries: Lebanon, Greece, and the United Kingdom. 

Issues Paper on City Deals and Inclusive Growth

  This paper sets out the issues that researchers and policymakers will be confronted with when considering the parallels and possible links between the inclusive growth agenda and the deal-based decentralisation agenda (to sub-national entities). David Waite – David.Waite@glasgow.ac.uk Alan McGregor – Alan.McGregor@glasgow.ac.uk Des McNulty – Des.McNulty@glasgow.ac.uk The authors of this briefing note are members…