In-Work Poverty and COVID-19

Zoom webinar
Thursday 21 October 2021 -
14:15 to 16:00

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation partnered with the Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) to brought together our expertise of cross-sectoral working to inform effective solutions to poverty by holding an online webinar to explore the dynamics of in-work poverty and how this has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar was part of the BPI’s Poverty Dimensions of COVID-19 series which aimed to bring together a variety of participants representing different sectors, with a range of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches. We recognise that different professional, academic, and civic communities will have access to different sources of information, datasets, and tools for analysis, and may also have different immediate priorities. We are, however, all driven by the ultimate aim of reducing the negative impacts of this global pandemic on all aspects of society, and particularly on those communities and individuals who are already experiencing disadvantages. By bringing together a range of perspectives we seek to improve our understanding of the poverty dimensions of this pandemic, and by extension our ability to influence policy and practice in order to mitigate its negative impacts.

Webinar speakers were


  • Abigail Davis, Associate Director CRSP, University of Loughborough
  • Dr Rod Hick, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Cardiff
  • Rebecca McDonald, Senior Economist, Labour markets and social security, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Dr Lauren Winch, Manager, Bristol Poverty Institute

You can view the full virtual zoom webinar here.

If you would like to know more about this event, contact [email protected] or [email protected].