Social security policy research and evaluation: publications

Collection of social research publications relating to social security policy.


The Scotland Act 2016 gave the Scottish Government new powers relating to social security, including responsibility over certain benefits. This collection of publications outlines research and evaluation activity which has supported the development, implementation and evaluation of the Scottish Government’s social security policies.  

Evaluation strategies

Carer benefits evaluation

Young carer grant

Best Start Grant and Best Start Food evaluation

Universal Credit Scottish Choices evaluation