Published January 1999
by Corporate Document Services .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||205|
Based on unique qualitative, life-history research with a ‘hard-to-reach group’ of younger and older people, men and women, the book shows how poverty and insecurity have now become the defining features of working life for many. An illuminating read, finds Jacob Lesniewski. Poverty and Insecurity: Life in Low-Pay, No Pay Britain. Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain. The novel twist in Toynbee's analysis of the ever-present poor in society is that, to research low-paid work, she moved into the worst available accommodation on a council estate and took on a variety of minimum-wage jobs. , this is not a depressing book. Humour emerges, partly unconsciously, from her Author: Rosalind Stanwell-Smith. Book Review: Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain Book Review: Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain Henderson, Gregor Book Review Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain By Polly Toynbee London: Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 0 9 ould you live on the minimum wage of Â£ an hour or Â£ a week? That was the challenge made by Church Action on . James Bloodworth is an English writer and the author of two books, The Myth of Meritocracy and Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain. His work has appeared in the Guardian, the Times, New York Review of Books, New Statesman and elsewhere. He is on Twitter as @J_Bloodworth/5.
Poverty and Insecurity is the first book to examine the relationship between social exclusion, poverty, and the labor market. It challenges long-standing and dominant myths about the unemployed and the poor by exploring their lived realities. Work may be the best route out of poverty, but for many people employment does not solve recurrent poverty, with many individuals trapped in a low-pay. Bloodworth is a young leftie journalist who spent six months applying for horrible, low-paid, work in what we might call Middle Britain: Rugeley in Staffordshire, Blackpool, the South Wales. Book of the month Hard Work: Life in Low-pay Britain ‘Come away; poverty’s catching’, wrote the 17th century playwright Aphra Behn, who spoke from experience, having been imprisoned for debt. In our time, poverty is still like an unmentionable disease, something one thanks one’s lucky stars not to have caught. For most of us in the. The 'decent living' wage set by the Council of Europe is set at £ The minimum wage in Britain is currently £ per hour. And often, people are working for less, their voices unheard, their faces unnoticed. The low-paid are caught in an economic double .
Work in Brexit Britain Although unemployment did increase it never approached the highs recorded in the late s, and as Figure 1 shows, employment returned to its pre-crisis peak much faster than in previous recessions. Clearly this was a welcome development, not least as rising employment benefitted those on lower incomes the most. Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, _____ The Times Round-up of the Best Non-fiction Paperbacks, The Times Best Current Affairs and Big Ideas Book of the Year, For many in modern Britain, careers are low-paid and high-risk, a series of /5(99). Buy Low Paid Work in Britain by Alan Marsh, Claire Callender from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Pages: It's Time To Tackle Britain's Endemic Low Pay Problem Or Social Mobility Will Pay The Price Although it is in Britain's DNA that everyone should have a fair chance in life, ours is a country where Author: Alan Milburn.