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Welfare to What? Prospects and challenges for employment recovery

Welfare to What? Prospects and challenges for employment recovery

Naomi Clayton, Ian Brinkley
31 January 2011

The Bottom Ten Million refers to those workers struggling on less than £15,000 a year. With the greatest falls in employment during the recession concentrated in these low-wage sectors and jobs, this group is the most vulnerable to wage reductions and job insecurity. The report urges the government to look beyond worklessness to expand opportunities as many of the jobs lost in the recession are unlikely to return in the recovery. The success of the Coalition’s supply side reforms will be dependent by the scale, quality and distribution of employment opportunities created in the recovery.

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