Understanding who progresses from low pay and who gets stuck
For the majority of low paid workers, their jobs do not appear to be a first rung on a ladder to meaningfully higher earnings. This new analysis replicates our previous finding that three in four people fail to escape from low pay but has also added a number of important additional insights.
The impact of the changing make-up of the workforce on wages
This analysis looks at the impact of changes in the characteristics of the labour market in order to establish why it has propped up wages throughout most of the downturn and why it is now acting as a drag on wages. The analysis looks at the impact of different factors – such as age, gender, sector, occupation, job tenure, skill level and migration status – to see how they have each affected wage growth.