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Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, and Colin Webster


This book is about the lives of individuals and families living in or near poverty – despite their enduring commitment to work and repeated engagement with jobs. It uncovers first-hand the realities of life in low-pay, no-pay Britain for millions of workers facing the new precariousness of employment. Rooted in long-term research and in-depth interviews with men and women, younger and older people, employers and welfare-to-work agencies in Teesside, North East England - Poverty and Insecurity tells a cautionary tale about the meaning and implication of poor, insecure and low-waged work for an ... More

Keywords: Poverty, insecurity, work, unemployment, ‘low-pay, no-pay cycle’

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429117
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy Shildrick, author

Robert MacDonald, author

Colin Webster, author