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The UK’s low-paid, insecure labour market is failing single parents, creating a welfare policy quandary

Rabindrakumar, Sumi (2014) The UK’s low-paid, insecure labour market is failing single parents, creating a welfare policy quandary. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The single parent employment rate has improved significantly over the past 20 years, but lately this progress has stalled. A new report finds the low wage economy means a job in itself is now not enough for single parents to maintain basic living standards. Sumi Rabindrakumar discusses the findings and argues the government must act now to tackle low pay and job insecurity if it wants to minimise welfare spending and to ensure equitable economic growth.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 08:08
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74453

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