What are the links between people's skills, the labour market and household income in the UK?
How policy strategies on skills and jobs could reduce future poverty and inequality in the UK.
The nature of the UK labour market is a major barrier to further progress on poverty. Policy would benefit from understanding more about how skills and poverty are or can be linked in practice. This programme, in partnership with the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, aims to understand these links in order to develop coherent strategies to minimise future poverty and inequality in the UK.
Relatively high concentrations of low-paid, low-skilled and insecure jobs, offering little hope for individual progression, hamper attempts to reduce poverty through strategies that rely on paid employment as the 'best route out'. This problem is further shown by the growth in levels of in-work poverty in recent years.
A fourth and final phase, looking at policy and practice solutions to poverty through employment and skills, will be commissioned over the summer.
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