Employment, Pay and Poverty: Evidence and policy review
Kathryn Ray, Paul Sissons, Katy Jones and Sandra Vegeris
02 July 2014
This report examines the relationship between employment, pay and poverty. It is one of a number of evidence reviews commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to support their development of an anti-poverty strategy for the UK. More information can be found at http://www.jrf.org.uk/work/workarea/anti-poverty-strategy
It had four key aims:
The review takes stock of what has been learnt about the relationship between employment, pay and poverty and examines the impact of employment-related interventions on poverty reduction.
• To review the evidence on the links between employment, pay and poverty in the UK and to examine how this compares to other countries;
• To review evidence on the impact of employment-related policy and practice interventions to address poverty;
• To identify gaps in the evidence base; and
• To identify the policy and practice implications of the evidence.
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