Institute for Fiscal Studies briefing: Poverty and Low Pay in the UK

57% of people in poverty are children or working-age adults living in a household where someone is in paid work.

This is according to a March 2018 briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies on poverty and low pay in the UK. 

The briefing finds:

  • Low pay is highly related to lack of pay progression. The wages of the low- and high- educated, and of men and women, end up much further apart by age 40 than they were at the start of their careers
  • Experience and education are both positively associated with higher wages, but the association with experience is much stronger for the high-educated than the low-educated
  • The fact that women’s wages fall behind their male counterparts over the lifecycle is, in part, related to a remarkable lack of wage progression in part-time work.

Read the full briefing.

 

Share this article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Related posts