In-work Poverty in the East Midlands was commissioned by emda to provide a detailed assessment of the issue of in-work poverty in the East Midlands and its implications for regional economic performance.

The research, and this report, is based on four substantive elements:

  • a systematic literature review on in-work poverty;
  • an analysis of the scale and distribution of low-paid workers in the region,
    and the level of in-work poverty;
  • a discussion and investigation of the links between in-work poverty and the
    region’s ‘low pay-low skill equilibrium’;
  • and conclusions and policy considerations.