Hudson et al. (2013) In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures


This report by Hudson et al. (2013) supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examines the link between ethnicity and poverty experienced by low paid workers. In doing so, the report draws attention to the barriers low paid workers face in trying to progress and develop their career. The study includes a discussion of the role played by workplace cultures in the process of finding a way out of in-work poverty. The research is based on information gathered from interviews and workshops conducted in England and Scotland in both semi-rural and urban areas (which remain anonymous in the study). The report highlights informal workplace practices which disproportionately affect ethnic minorities, serve to perpetuate in-work poverty and undermine formal equal opportunity policies. The report includes an impressive list of recommendations aimed at employers and other key stakeholders (such as national and local Government, trade unions, equalities and community organisations) and seen as pivotal for any attempts to address the imbalance.

Bibliographic reference:

Hudson, M., Netto, G., Sosenko, F., Noon, M., de Lima, P., Gilchrist, A. and Kamenou-Aigbekaen, N. (2013) In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.







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