In-work poverty in the UK: Problem, policy analysis & platform for action 22 May 1-3pm #Cardiff

Dear colleagues,

On the 22nd of May, I will be hosting the final event from a study on in-work poverty that I have been conducting, together with my colleague Dr Alba Lanau, over the past year. The final report arising from the study will be launched at this event.

If you would like to join us in Cardiff for this event, details of which are below, please follow this link. The event is free, but registration is required.

Best wishes,


Dr. Rod Hick

Lecturer in Social Policy

In-work poverty in the UK:

Problem, policy analysis and platform for action

Monday 22 May 2017

1 – 3pm

Venue: Glamorgan Council Chamber, School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University CF10 3WT

Event summary

In-work poverty is increasingly recognised as a significant problem in the UK. At this event, findings from a major study on in-work poverty led by Dr Rod Hick (Cardiff University), funded by the Nuffield Foundation, will be presented. This study set out to answer three questions.

1)      What is the extent of in-work poverty in the UK, and who experiences it?

2)      What is the relationship between social security & tax credits and in-work poverty, and how has this changed over time?

3)      How common are entries to and exits from in-work poverty, and what events are associated with such transitions?

The final report from the study will be launched at this event and, in addition to presenting the main findings from this study, we will discuss how in-work poverty might successfully be tackled in the UK.


Dr Rod Hick, Cardiff University

Dr Alba Lanau, Cardiff University & University of Bristol

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