Tackling Poverty

Tackling Poverty


Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction

Harnessing Growth Sectors for Poverty Reduction

Authors: Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Dr Paul Sissons, Institute for Employment Research, and Dr Neil Lee, Coventry University

This report considers how growth sectors can reduce poverty by providing high quality jobs and opportunities for career progression.


Employment entry in growth sectorsEmployment Entry in Growth Sectors

Authors: Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Dr Paul Sissons, Institute for Employment Research, and Dr Neil Lee, Coventry University

This report finds that there is potential for using a well-targeted, sector-focused approach to increase employment entry and help reduce poverty.


Improving job quality in growth sectorsImproving Job Quality in Growth Sectors

Authors: Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Dr Paul Sissons, Institute for Employment Research, and Dr Neil Lee, Coventry University

This report explores ways of improving job quality, and found that there is a lack of empirical evidence about how to achieve this.


Growth sectors

Growth Sectors: Data Analysis on Employment Change, Wages and Poverty

Authors: Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Dr Paul Sissons, Institute for Employment Research, and Dr Neil Lee, Coventry University

This report shows that the sector which an individual works in has a significant impact on their income but that the level of local demand for labour is also important. Updated July 2017.


Alt approaches to poverty reducationAlternatives Approaches to Reducing Poverty and Inequality: Existing Evidence and Evidence Needs

Author: Emyr Williams, PPIW

Findings from a PPIW workshop which explore alternative approaches to reducing poverty.


Career progressionSupporting Career Progression in Growth Sectors

Authors: Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research, Dr Paul Sissons, Institute for Employment Research, and Dr Neil Lee, Coventry University

This paper focuses on evidence about whether career progression in financial and professional services; manufacturing; energy and environment; construction; social care; and hospitality can lift people out of poverty.  Read the Technical Annex here.


New directions in employment policyNew Directions in Employment Policy 

Authors: Emyr Williams, PPIW, and Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research

Findings from an expert round-table which explored new directions in employment policy.


intergenerational worklessnessWhat Works in Reducing Intergenerational Worklessness and Fragile Employment

Authors: Dr Daria Luchinskaya and Professor Anne Green, Institute for Employment Research

This paper reviews the effectiveness of policies to tackle intergenerational worklessness and fragile employment. It suggests that whilst intergenerational worklessness is unlikely to be widespread, fragile employment is a problem for some.


Rural povertyRural Poverty in Wales: Existing Research and Evidence Gaps

Authors: Emyr Williams and Rosaleen Doyle, PPIW

The first part of this review looks at the issues surrounding rural poverty before later papers will explore the interventions used to address them and how successful they have been.


Working programme in walesRethinking the Work Programme in Wales 

Author: David Simmonds, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion

This report explores the issues involved in devolving responsibility for employment support to the Welsh Government. It considers the profile of claimants in Wales, what has and has not worked on the WP, and highlights the issues that need to be taken into account in re-thinking how employment support could be delivered in Wales.


Early interventionQuantifying the Benefits of Early Intervention in Wales

Author: Leon Feinstein, Early Intervention Foundation

A feasibility study exploring the scope for quantifying the return on investment for the Welsh Government’s early intervention work, particularly Flying Start and Families First. The report outlines the state of the evidence, and articulates the challenges that would need to be overcome to effectively quantify the benefits of these programmes.


Impact of debtThe Impact of Debt on Deprived Communities and Households 

Author: Dr Victoria Winckler, The Bevan Foundation

Overview of Indebtedness, low income and financial exclusion.

 


Approaches to tackling povertyApproaches to Tackling Homelessness

Author: Lauren Carter-Davies, PPIW

This report catalogues and summarises the relevant Welsh Government commissioned publications and provides links to other important publications which deliver comprehensive accounts of approaches to tackling homelessness. It highlights areas where the evidence base is rich and identifies those where more research would be valuable.

 


Welfare reform and housing policyThe Impact of Welfare Reforms on Housing Policy in Wales

Authors: Emyr Williams and Lauren Carter-Davies, PPIW

This report reviews the existing evidence of the impact of welfare reforms on housing policy in Wales.

 

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