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Low pay in the UK: the case for a three sector comparative approach

Almond, Stephen and Kendall, Jeremy (2000) Low pay in the UK: the case for a three sector comparative approach. Civil Society Working Paper series, 6. Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753013487

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This paper represents a first attempt to examine empirically the comparative extensiveness of low pay in the third sector against the theoretical backdrop of both the generic labour market literature and the newly emerging specialist third sector literature. It shows that the third sector occupies an intermediate position between relatively high concentrations of low pay in the private sector and low concentrations in the public sector. These differences do not emerge simply because the categories of vulnerable workers identified in the generic labour market literature are less likely to be found in the third sector. Nor do they reflect differences in sectoral industry and occupation composition. Theoretical explanations for these differences are to be found in the third sector literature.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2000 The authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Civil Society (CCS)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2010 15:55
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:36

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