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Labour markets and institutions

MiSoC’s research on labour markets and welfare aims to understand how policies – including minimum wage policy, family policies and welfare provision – influence inequalities in individuals’ labour market outcomes and families’ living standards, and to examine how these outcomes are influenced by gender and parenthood.

Research area leader: Susan Harkness

Susan harkness

This area examines how the changing patterns of household formation and a less secure labour market are affecting inequalities in living standards, as well as between-gender and within-household inequalities. We also look at how the welfare state and labour market policies protect households from uncertainty and insecurity.

Research team

Contact

ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC)
Institute for Social and Economic Research
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
UK

Email: s.harkness@bristol.ac.uk
Follow us on Twitter @MiSoC_Essex @harkness_s