|Professor of Social Policy & Int Dev||
P dot Lloyd-sherlock at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2327
My main area of research looks at social protection, health and the wellbeing of older people in developing countries. I also have a strong research interest in health policy, particularly health sector reform in developing countries.
Contrary to popular belief, many more older people live in the developing world than in the rich north. Despite this, the condition of older people and the wider effects of population ageing are still peripheral concerns in development policy. I have been involved in surveys of older people’s wellbeing and vulnerability in Argentina, Brazil, South Africa and Thailand.
Since December 2011 I have been a Senior Research Fellowship at the UK Government's Department for International Development, providing advice on social development and social protection (see http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Global-Issues/Research-and-evidence/).
During 2010/11 I was seconded to the World Health Organisation's Ageing and Lifecourse Programme, as lead planner for a new WHO Programme on Primary Healthcare for Older People (see http://www.who.int/ageing/en/)
I have also worked with the UN Secretary General’s Office to promote national capacity for mainstreaming age into development policy. As part of this, I was primary author for a United Nations Report "Guide to the National Implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing" (February 2008), available here.
I am co-convenor of the Development Studies Association Study Group on Ageing and Development
My funded research includes:
An ESRC-funded study that assesses the effects of cash transfers on the wellbeing of older people in Brazil and South Africa. Further details of project activities are available at http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/research/ageingandwellbeing/index.htm
A DFID/ESRC-funded study of the economic and social effects of care dependency on households containing older people in Peru, Mexico, Nigeria and China. This research is to be developed in collaboration with the 10/66 Dementia Research Group at King’s College, London
A new ESRC study on "Pensions, health and wellbeing of older people in low and middle income countries. Insights from the WHO SAGE survey".
Making Sense of Population Ageing in Developing Countries
International Asssociation of Statistics Annual Conference, Belfast, September 2011
P. Lloyd-Sherlock et al (2012) "Population ageing and health" Lancet 379:1295-6.
Lloyd-Sherlock, P., Minicuci, N., Beard, J. and Chatterji, S. (2012) "Social protection and the health of older people in development countries: establishing the health effects of pensions and health insurance" International Social Security Review 65 (4): 51-68.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock, A.Barrientos, V.Moller and J.Saboia (2012) "Pensions, poverty and wellbeing in later life: comparative research from South Africa and Brazil" Journal of Aging Studies 26 (3): 243-252.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock, J.Saboia and B.Ramirez-Rodriguez (2012) "Cash transfers and the wellbeing of older people in Brazil". Development and Change 43 (5):1049-1072.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock, A.Barrientos and J.Mase "Social inclusion of older people in developing countries: relations and resources" in T. Scharf and N. Keating, eds. From exclusion to inclusion in old age. Policy Press, Bristol (2012).
"Ageing and international development: a critical view" in L.Leisering, ed. Die alten der welt. Institute of World Social Studies, Bielefeld (2012)
K.Artaraz and P.Lloyd-Sherlock "Pension reform in Bolivia: two models of income security in old age" in K.Hujo, ed. Reforming pensions in developing and transition countries. UNRISD, Geneva (2012).
C.Locke and P.Lloyd-Sherlock " Linking lives. Subjectivities and Shifting Contexts: Critical Reflections from Development Studies on Qualitative Life Course Methodologies". Development and Change (2011) 42 (4).
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2010) Population ageing and international development: from generalisation to evidence. Policy Press.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2010) "Ageing and international development" in D.Dannefer and C.Phillipson (eds) The Sage handbook of social gerontology
P.Lloyd-Sherlock and N.Redondo (2010) “Institutional care for older people in developing countries: Repressing rights or promoting autonomy? The case of Buenos Aires, Argentina” Journal of Population Ageing 2(1) :41-56
P.Lloyd-Sherlock and J.Saboia (2010) "Changing patterns of economic and subjective wellbeing among older people in Brazil"
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2010) “Stroke in developing countries: epidemiology, impact and policy implications” Development Policy Review 28 (6):693-709
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"The political economy of pension programmes: global experiences and lessons for India" in M.Alam and A.Barrientos, eds. Employment and old age security. Emerging trends and challenges in South Asia. Macmillian, London (2010): pp. 352-364.
C. Lewis and P. Lloyd-Sherlock (2009) "Social Policy and Economic Development in South America: an historical approach to social insurance" Economy and Society 38(1): 109-131
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2009) “Social policy and inequality in Latin America: a review of recent trends” Social Policy and Administration 43(4):347-363
A.Barrientos and P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2009) “The international significance of Latin American social policy” Social Policy and Administration 43(4): 325-327
N.Redondo and P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2009) "Institutional care for older people in developing countries: a survey of care homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina", DEV Working Paper 13
P. Lloyd-Sherlock (2008) "Doing a bit more for the poor? Social assistance in Latin America" Journal of Social Policy 37(4): 621-639
Focussing on programmes in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, this paper challenges several widely held views about the role of cash transfer schemes as tools for poverty reduction, social protection and human capital formation.
P. Lloyd-Sherlock and C. Locke (2008) "Vulnerable relations: lifecourse, wellbeing and social exclusion in a neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina". Ageing and Society 28(6): 779-803
Drawing on oral histories with older people in a socially-excluded district of Buenos Aires, this paper reveals that relationships with children and grandchildren can often be as much a cause of vulnerability as a source of support in later life.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock and E.Schroder Butterfill (2008) "Social security pension "reforms" in Thailand and Indonesia: unsustainable and unjust", DEV Working Paper 3
This paper examines the political context of pension reform in Thailand and Indonesia, and the likely economic and welfare effects of these reforms. It argues that, rather than promote general welfare and economic growth, they have led to the establishment of unsustainable and highly inequitable financing structures. This will threaten medium-term economic stability and will may eventually undermine confidence in contributory pension schemes as an agent of social protection for the most needy.
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2006) "Simple transfers, complex outcomes. The impacts of pensions on poor households in Brazil" Development and Change (2006) 37(5): 969-995
P.Lloyd-Sherlock (2006) "When social health insurance goes wrong: lessons from Argentina and Mexico" Social Policy and Administration 40(4): 353-368
Lloyd-Sherlock, P. (2010) Population ageing and international development: from generalisation to evidence. Published by Policy Press - details available at http://www.policypress.co.uk/display.asp?k=9781847421920. Click here for a full review of this publication by HelpAge International. Free excerpts of the book are now available via Google Books
C. Lewis and P. Lloyd-Sherlock (2009) "Social Policy and Economic Development in South America: an historical approach to social insurance" Economy and Society 38(1): 109-131.
“Social policy and inequality in Latin America: a review of recent trends” Social Policy and Administration 43(4):347-363.
A.Barrientos and P.Lloyd-Sherlock “ The international significance of Latin American social policy” Social Policy and Administration 43(4): 325-327.
N.Redondo and P.Lloyd-Sherlock "Institutional care for older people in developing countries: a survey of care homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina" DEV Working Paper.
Lloyd-Sherlock, P. and C. Locke “Vulnerable relations: lifecourse, wellbeing and social exclusion in a neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina” Ageing and Society (2008) 28 (8): 117-1207.
“Doing a bit more for the poor? Social assistance in Latin America” Journal of Social Policy (2008) 37(4): 621-639.
Lead author of “Guide to the national implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing” United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, New York (2008).
P.Lloyd-Sherlock and E.Schröder-Butterfill “Social security pension “reforms” in Thailand and Indonesia: unsustainable and unjust”. School of Development Studies, Working Paper 3 (2008).
Before 2008 (selected)
“Simple transfers, complex outcomes. The impacts of pensions on poor households in Brazil” Development and Change (2006) 37(5).
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“When social health insurance goes wrong: lessons from Argentina and Mexico” Social Policy and Administration, Forthcoming, June (2006)
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“Vulnerability, poverty and older people in developing countries: insights from Thailand” Ageing and Society (2006) 26 (1): 81-103.
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“Health sector reform in Argentina: a cautionary tale” Social Science and Medicine 60 (2005): 1893-1903.
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P.Lloyd-Sherlock, ed. Living longer. Ageing, development and social protection. Zed Books/United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (2004).
P.Lloyd-Sherlock, ed. Healthcare reform and poverty in Latin America, Institute of Latin American Studies and Brookings Institution (2000), pp.197 ISBN 1-900039-34-6.
I teach International Development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as supervising research students:
During the academic year 2010/11, I will be teaching the postgraduate unit Health and Development. This unit focuses on relationships between health and processes of socio-economic change, livelihoods and poverty. It examines different aspects of health policy, ranging from global health initiatives to community projects. It pays particular attention to HIV/AIDS.
Health, Population and Development. This unit explores changing patterns of health and population in developing countries. It also examines a range of key policy issues, including reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and health system reform.
Latin American Development. This course provides students with a general introduction to a range of key development issues in Latin America, including economic development, political change, environmental issues and social trends, as well as examining the relationships between them. It adopts a balanced approach which takes into account both common experiences across the region and more particular national experiences.
The Overseas Study Unit. This unit enables students to spend the autumn semester of their third year studying at a university in a developing country. In recent years, students have studied at universities in Vietnam, Fiji, Mexico, Jamaica, Belize and Uganda.
I currently supervise five research students, who work on a wide selection of issues, including labour policy in Argentina, tourism development in Mexico and health system development in Mozambique.
As my main research focus is on older people in developing countries, I am particularly interested in recruiting research students in this area.
I am currently supervising the following research students:
Kenji Hosono; ‘Argentine Institutional Development and Policy Change’
Kalu Ibe Kalu; ‘Do Financial Incentives Make a Difference to the Performance of Public Sector Workers in Nigeria’
Jesus Resendiz Silva; ‘Electricity, Privatisation, Politics and regulation in the Mexican Economy’
Rafael Guerrero Rodriguez; ‘Policy processes and the early development of the tourist industry in Cancun, Mexico’
Maria Jalles d’Orey; ‘Mozambique’s vulnerability context and its impact on health system development, capacity and performance’
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