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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

Nye Cominetti

Economic Analyst
T: 0203 372 2960
E: nye.cominetti@resolutionfoundation.org

Lindsay Judge

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

Backing a new wave of innovators who will harness technology to improve the prospects, power and choices of workers

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The world of work was already changing rapidly before the crisis, with rising use of automation and increasing levels of insecure work. Coronavirus has highlighted how exposed many people are…
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Publications

Failed safe?

Enforcing workplace health and safety in the age of Covid-19

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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. Using a new survey of 6,000-plus UK working-age adults fielded…
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Events

Covid-insecure

How safe are our workplaces during the pandemic?

Some types of workplace have long been recognised as hazardous, but the Covid-19 pandemic means new health and safety risks at work are now widespread. While people are once again…
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Events

The full monty

Facing up to the scale of the COVID-19 jobs crisis

The Foundation will present highlights from a major new report into the nature of our jobs crisis and recommendations for how policy makers should respond, before we hear from leading…
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Publications

What happens after the clapping finishes?

The pay, terms and conditions we choose for our care workers

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The nation has rightly come together in the current crisis to express support for our care workers. But how do we normally treat the social care workforce? Due to both…
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Publications

Crystal balls vs rear-view mirrors

The UK labour market after coronavirus

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Summary Sudden and significant hits to the UK labour market in recent weeks have shown that this will be a jobs recession. The focus has rightly been on how to…
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Publications

Working hard(ship)

An exploration of poverty, work and tenure

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This report explores the nexus between poverty, work and housing, and adds to our knowledge of the topic in two distinctive ways. First, we look at in-work poverty not just…
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