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Employment, pay and poverty: a call for evidence
Kathryn Ray

PSI and the Work Foundation have been commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to conduct a review of evidence about the relationships between employment, pay and poverty. The review will contribute to JRF's programme of research to develop an anti-poverty strategy for the UK.

This call for evidence is about the effect of employment-related interventions on poverty reduction. This includes a range of interventions, including job-creation schemes and incentives, work-life balance policies, work security through labour-market regulation, and more.

We are interested in evidence on the direct effects of these interventions on poverty, as well as their effect on factors known to contribute to poverty (eg, work entry/labour supply, increased pay, increased hours, or increased work security). Since there is a lot of readily available material, we are seeking to fill specific gaps in our knowledge.

To find out more about what we are looking for and how to contribute, visit the call for evidence pages.

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