The ‘Transatlantic jobs miracle’: What lies behind and beneath it?  

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘Not Working’ by David Blanchflower Wednesday 12 June, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster   In the US, unemployment has fallen to a five decade low, while in the UK it is at its lowest level since 1974. These headline figures suggest that both countries are close to full employment – and that … Continued

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The end of low pay? Charting the future of the minimum wage

Thursday 30 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

From its controversial introduction 20 years ago, the National Minimum Wage has gone from strength to strength, including with the more ambitious National Living Wage introduced in 2016. Next year the UK will have one of the highest wage floors in the world, but the future path of the minimum wage in the 2020s remains … Continued

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The hangover: Why young workers can’t shake off the recession

Monday 13 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Centre

Monday 13 May, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster All recessions hurt, but they hurt different groups differently. The young are often worst affected, whether by high youth unemployment, low starting salaries or painful pay squeezes. Ten years on from the financial crisis it’s time to take stock of how lasting the effect has been on … Continued

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A humanised revolution? Launch event for Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

While much of the world feels like it’s going through a period of sweeping political, economic and social change, what it means to be human remains unchanged but not unchallenged. Does the new world of big data and technological change bring new opportunities to empower citizens? Or will it replace them? How much agency do … Continued

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Looming crisis or new opportunity? Skilling the nation in Brexit Britain

Monday 18 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Raising skill-levels boosts pay, productivity and ultimately living standards. And yet the pace of growth in educational attainment has stalled – with a slowdown in people progressing to mid- and higher-level qualifications, and many firms reporting damaging skills shortages. Who has benefitted from investment in skills over the last 20 years, and who has been … Continued

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