A study of in-work poverty and policy in the UK
This project aims to provide a robust, up-to-date analysis of in-work poverty in the UK through quantitative analysis of the Family Resources Survey/Households Below Average Income and Understanding Society surveys.
The project introduces innovations in terms of the analysis of in-work poverty by moving beyond an exclusive focus on the 60% median income poverty measure to assess the extent and nature of in-work poverty using a range of poverty measures; by providing a more in-depth assessment of the relationship between social security and tax credits and in-work poverty than appears in existing studies; and by contributing to the sparse literature on in-work poverty transitions. The research will identify a series of policy options to tackle in-work poverty in the UK and will discuss the contribution that these options might make to reducing poverty amongst working families.
Grant amount and duration
February 2016 - February 2017
- Earnings Risk, Government Policy and Household Welfare
- Asylum policies in Europe and the refugee crisis
- The importance of parental beliefs in parental investment decisions
- Risk aversion, earnings uncertainty and labour supply
- Pay determination and labour market outcomes in the UK
- Benchmarking transparency in government's use of evidence
- Implementing the Smith Commission proposals