Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Low Wage Workers

a paper in the Skills in Focus series by Dr Paul Sissons (The Work Foundation) published by Skills Development Scotland (January 2013)

The paper addresses the following issues:
  1. The extent of the problem – how do we define low wages and where are they most prevalent?
  2. Low wages in Scotland – what are the specific issues here?
  3. Those most at risk – who are they and why are they stuck in the low wage trap?
  4. Change in the labour market – how will this affect the extent of low paid work?
  5. Tackling the problem – what has worked previously and what can we learn from this?
Full text (PDF 20pp)

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