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Poverty and Inequality in 2020

Impact of Changes in the Structure of Employment

This report is concerned with the impact of future changes in employment structures and pay patterns on income inequality and poverty.

Using the latest Working Futures projections of employment, together with data from the Family Resources Survey, this report considers the implications for poverty and inequality of a range of possible changes to the structure of employment and pay. The eff ects of these changes on the distribution of personal and household income are simulated and there is a detailed exploration of the links between the changes in the labour market and their implications for inequality and poverty.