Influencing employers so more people break free from poverty through work

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In-work poverty describes the experiences of households where at least one person is in work and the household's income after housing costs is below 60 per cent of the median household income. Housing and other costs, the income provided by the in-work benefits system, as well as low pay, can contribute to in-work poverty. Given the important contribution that low pay makes to in-work poverty, how employers arrive at decisions on pay and their understanding of in-work poverty are important areas of study. The research reported here included interviews with key stakeholders and employers....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Employment; Income; Finance

Keywords: Poverty; Working conditions; Wage; Employers; Employees; Low income group; Financial aspects

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: York, England: Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2019

Physical description: 62 p. (report) + [4] p. (summary)

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ISBN: 9781911581659 (report); 9781911581710 (summary)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.650

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