Cycles of poverty, unemployment and low pay

Families can move in and out of poverty, with some of them becoming trapped in a cycle. What causes this and how does it relate to unemployment and low pay?

This Round-up:

  • summarises four projects focusing on the low-pay/no-pay cycle;
  • examines relevant current UK policy and practice;
  • suggests ways to create longer-lasting routes out of poverty, particularly in relation to job security and wage levels.

The four reports summarised in this Round-up are:

  • Employers' role in the low-pay/no-pay cycle
  • Work, poverty and benefit cycling
  • How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?
  • The impact of family and labour market changes on recurrent poverty


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