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How does housing affect work incentives for people in poverty?

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Publication date

Feb 2016

Summary

This report explores how housing impacts on work incentives, and opportunities to progress in work, for those in and around poverty. It highlights a well-entrenched work ethic among people who are likely to command only modest wages, and the multiple disincentives they face arising from the cost of housing, transport and childcare.

Subjects

Area Effects, Social Networks, Labour Market, Unemployment, Poverty, Public Policy, Welfare Benefits, Transport, Commuting, Housing Market, and Caregiving

Links

https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/how-does-housing-affect-work-incentives-people-poverty

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