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21 October - 17 November
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Good jobs, bad jobs in the UK labour market

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What’s on offer?

A panel discuss how we can define and measure poverty in the labour market, using the UK as a case study

What’s it about?

Given the worldwide cost-of-living crisis and likely recession, more policy attention is being given to poverty and employment. In the UK, as in other countries, workers in low-wage unstable jobs with poor working conditions are likely to suffer disproportionately during this crisis. This exacerbates existing inequalities.

An expert panel will discuss how we can define and measure this deprivation and poverty within the labour market, focusing on the UK. It will consider the policy implications of this research alongside other potential labour market disruptions such as technological changes, climate change, population ageing, and migration.

Who’s leading the event?

  • Professor James Foster, Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics at George Washington University
  • Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch, British Academy Global Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute 
  • Stephen Timms MP, Labour Member of Parliament for East Ham
  • Chaired by Professor Vanessa Rubio-Márquez, Associate Dean for Extended Education and Professor in Practice at the School of Public Policy at LSE

Event Booking details

This public event is free and open to all. This event will be a hybrid event, with an in-person audience and an online audience. 

For the in-person event: No ticket or pre-registration is required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQs: 

For the online event: Register for this event via LSE Live at Good jobs, bad jobs in the UK labour market: 

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