For love or money: pay, progression and professionalisation in the ‘early years’ workforce

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Author: Cooke, Graeme; Lawton, Kayte

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Institute for Public Policy Research (Great Britain) (IPPR)


The aim of this report is to investigate how the significant and growing problems of poverty among working people and their families play out in one particular low wage sector - the early years - highlighting both challenges that are common across low wage sectors and those that are distinctive to the early years. Our analysis reveals the human stories and struggles that lie behind the statistics on pay and poverty. Our findings highlight the challenges for policymakers and deliverers seeking to raise both quality and wages. Our proposals suggest how policy could better realise fairness,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Qualifications; Employment; Quality; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Finance; Policy; Income; Economics; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Recommendations; Future; Poverty; Wage; Government policy; Wage differential; Economic impact

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: London, England: Institute for Public Policy Research, 2008

Physical description: 40 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Graeme Cooke and Kayte Lawton

On cover: April 2008

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 94.451

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