Implications of working hours for inequality and poverty


This event took place on 14 June 2021

Join David Eiser from the Fraser of Allander Institute and Robert Stewart from the Scottish Centre for Employment Research as they present the findings of a major new research project examining how patterns of working hours are changing, and what this means for inequality and poverty in the UK.

The research, which has been funded by the Standard Life Foundation, examines how patterns of working hours have changed for different groups of workers, what factors have influenced those changes, and how those trends effect under and over employment, inequality, and in-work poverty.

Following presentation of the report's key findings, we are delighted to be joined by Rachel Statham from IPPR Scotland, and a speaker from the Standard Life Foundation, who will each provide their own reflections on the research and what it might mean for policy.

Alongside summarising the key findings of the research, the webinar will host a Q&A to discuss the policy implications of this research. Topics will include moves to tackle underemployment, policies to address hours insecurity, and recent debates over a move to a 4-day working week.

The webinar will be chaired by Graeme Roy from the University of Glasgow.

Further details

The webinar will take place via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the event.

We also plan to live stream the webinar on YouTube, for those unable to access Zoom – the link to this will also be sent out to registered participants before the event.

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