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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

Who cares?

The experience of social care workers, and the enforcement of employment rights in the sector

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The social care sector, as well as playing a vital role for many people and for our society, is an important employer, with 1.7 million social care jobs across the…
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Events

Do we care about carers?

The experiences of social care workers

Social care is a large and important part of the UK economy, and will be a growing one with an ageing population and rising ill-health. But it is often also…
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Publications

Constrained choices

Understanding the prevalence of part-time work among low-paid workers in the UK

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This is the fifth output from the Resolution Foundation which contributes to the Young person’s future health inquiry. It discusses the concentration of part-time work among low-paid workers (including young…
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Events

Clocking in and out

Is choice or circumstance driving part-time work among low earners?

Working hours, not just hourly pay rates, are a key determinant of living standards. Historically, men have tended to work more paid hours than women, with working hours for both…
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Publications

Policing prejudice

Enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace

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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 investigate the scale and nature of workplace…
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Events

Power, pay and profits

What do shifts in firm and worker power mean for wages?

Firms create value – at least the successful ones do. But who benefits, the firm’s owners or workers, and by how much, is often up for grabs. That’s why power…
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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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