Thursday 8th February Seminar: Social Disparity in the Labour Market in the UK

Posted on February 5, 2018

The next Science of Cities Seminar will take place on Thursday 8th Februrary, at 4pm in room R0.03/4 Ramphal Building. Our speaker, Mr Stephen Clarke, from the Resolution Foundation, will be focussing on “Social disparity in the labour market in the UK”

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided, and all are welcome to attend.
Full details are below.
Title:  Social Disparity in the Labour Market in the UK 

 
Speaker: Mr Stephen Clarke, Resolution Foundation
 
Details: Thursday 8th February 2018, 4pm, room RO.03/4, Ramphal Building
 
Abstract:
Along with urbanisation in recent years, the social disparities in the UK’s labour market have become a prominent issue. This lecture will introduce the trends in earnings, employment and tax/benefits inequality in the UK. Existing data and associated challenges will be discussed, and the underlying causes of the phenomenon: “more work, and more ‘atypical’ work”.
 
About the speaker: 
Stephen is a Research & Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, which is a non-partisan and award-winning think-tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes, and has been awarded UK Social Policy Think Tank of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2015. He leads the Foundation’s labour market research. He also publishes on low pay, household income, inflation and trade. Stephen has an MSc in Public Policy from University College London and a BA (Hons) in Modern History in Politics from St-Anne’s College, Oxford.

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