How does globalisation affect people in poverty in the UK?
JRF explored the effects of globalisation on the UK, focusing in particular on communities and the experience of people in poverty.
This programme explores current evidence about the effects of globalisation on the UK, focusing in particular on communities and the experience of people in poverty. It will promote awareness and understanding of the impact of globalisation on the UK and look at implications.
Globalisation is the increasing integration and interdependence of countries and their economies, societies, cultures, politics, technology and ecology. It affects UK communities and UK poverty because of the links our economy, society and communities have with other parts of the world. There is little evidence of how globalisation affects poverty in the UK. Our work considers:
Globalisation has a significant influence on the everyday lives of people. But its costs and benefits are unevenly distributed, as people's experiences are shaped by their own and local areas' history, resources and capacities.
Changes in employment practice associated with globalisation such as increased agency work and contracting out along with migration and the global financial crises kare causing anxiety and a sense of insecurity for many people in their work and for their children and community's future.
The programme includes qualitative and participatory research, commissioned papers and multi-disciplinary events to bring together existing evidence and experience at community level and different parts of government and take analysis further to consider implications.
An event held in November 2010, held jointly by JRF and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), explored how globalisation impacts on UK poverty, global poverty and possible joint solutions to these.
A series of studies consider the implications of particular aspects of globalisation for UK poverty and communities. A Round-up paper summarises findings from research projects, programme papers and events run as part of the programme during 2010-11, as well as other relevant research.
A film explores the views of a range of people in Glasgow, London, Oldham and Newhaven about how globalisation affects their work, day-to-day life and communities.