Understanding age and the labour market

  • UK

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Anitha George, Hilary Metcalf, Leila Tufekci and David Wilkinson

An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and
how far these factors have changed over time. Read the report here.