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In Work Poverty in the East Midlands

Funder: East Midlands Development Agency

Start date: January 2010

End date: April 2010

Research team

Rhys Davies, WISERD Cardiff
Warwick Business School


The key aim of this project, funded by emda (the East Midlands Development Agency), was to provide a detailed assessment of the issue of in-work poverty in the East Midlands and its implications for regional economic performance. The project provided: a systematic literature review on in-work poverty; an analysis of the distribution of low pay workers in the region; a discussion and investigation of the links between in-work poverty and the region’s ‘low pay-low skill equilibrium’; and conclusions and policy recommendations.

Research report

Orton, M., Green, A. E., Atfield, G., Adam, D., Davies, R. and Hogarth, T. (2010) In-work Poverty in the East Midlands Coventry: Warwick Institute for Employment Research.

Related papers
Orton, M., Green, A. E., Atfield, G., Adam, D., Davies, R (2010) ‘The ‘re-discovery’ of in-work poverty: empirical insights and policy implications’ a paper presented at the Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Social policy in times of change, University of Lincoln, 5-7 July.



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