Ruth Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Margot Ruth Aline Lister, Baroness Lister of Burtersett ( May 3, 1949) is a British politician.

She went to a private school where she was prepared to study in Oxbridge, but she chose to study at the newly founded University of Essex, where she studied social sciences. She graduated with a BA in Sociology and finally received her Masters in Multi -Racial studies at the University of Sussex. Your were later awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Manchester (1987 ), Essex (2012 ) and Glasgow Caledonian University.

After completing her studies, she worked for the Child Poverty Action Group.

She is currently at Loughborough University Professor of Social Policy. She was appointed Life Peeress as Baroness Lister of Burtersett and sitting for the Labour Party in the House of Lords. It was in 1999 awarded the Order of the British Empire and it is since 2009 a Fellow of the British Academy. She has a number of publications and books written, in particular unit in the subject area Social Security and Women's Policy.


  • Supplementary Benefit Rights, 1974
  • Welfare Benefits, 1981
  • The Exclusive Society, 1990
  • Women's Economic Dependency and Social Security, 1992
  • Citizenship: feminist perspectives, 1997, 2nd edition 2003
  • Poverty, 2004
  • Gendering Citizenship in Western Europe, 2007
  • Co -editor of Why Money Matters, 2008
  • Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy, 2010