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Job quality and security


The quality and security of people’s work makes a huge difference to their living standards. Precarious work, for example, often carries a pay penalty. Our work focuses on trends in job security – such as the rise of the gig economy – and how policy can respond to these big labour market shifts.

Contacts

Lindsay Judge

Senior Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2951
E: lindsay.judge@resolutionfoundation.org

Hannah Slaughter

Economist
T: 0203 372 2960
E: hannah.slaughter@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Leaving lockdown

Young people’s employment in 2021: improvements and challenges in the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic

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This spotlight explores younger people’s employment trajectory during the Covid-19 pandemic, before setting out where policy makers should now be focused.
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Influencing employers roundtable: helping employers improve the quality of work they offer

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Executive summary One of the ways for Workertech to have an impact on low-paid workers is by developing new tools and incentives that encourage businesses to improve the quality of…
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Publications

No shame, no gain?

The role of reputation in labour market enforcement

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This briefing note is part of a three-year programme of research exploring labour market enforcement generously funded by Unbound Philanthropy. In it, we combine qualitative and quantitative research to explore…
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Publications

Out of the woods?

Young people's mental health and labour market status as the economy reopens

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Much has been said about the plight of young people during the Covid-19 crisis, both in terms of their labour market and mental health circumstances. This spotlight provides a timely…
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Four of a kind

Analysis of trade union membership statistics

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The Covid-19 labour market shock has changed many things, but one little-noticed pre-pandemic trend has continued: a steady increase in trade union membership. Over the past year the number of…
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Events

Technology and low pay

How Workertech can help build a better post-Covid future for workers

Discussions of the Future of Work frequently tend to focus on the role of technology in facilitating remote working for knowledge workers, the rise of the robots and the implications…
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Publications

Double trouble

Exploring the labour market and mental health impact of Covid-19 on young people

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This report marks the beginning of a three-year programme of research at the Resolution Foundation investigating the relationship between the labour market and mental health outcomes of young people. In…
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Ethnic minorities in the hospitality sector

Comparing the experiences of hospitality workers from different ethnic backgrounds

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This briefing note looks at the experiences in the hospitality sector of workers from different ethnic backgrounds. It finds that 1 in 6 hospitality workers are from an ethnic minority…
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