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In-Work Poverty (Bristol Poverty Talks)

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HEPPLE Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences

University of Bristol

University Road

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Bristol Poverty Talks are pleased to announce our first event, which is on the topic of 'In-Work Poverty'

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The Bristol Poverty Institute and the Centre for Poverty and Social Justice at the University of Bristol are delighted to announce our upcoming Bristol Poverty Talks event on ‘In-Work Poverty’, featuring presentations from three fantastic speakers:

Professor Paul Gregg, University of Bath

Paul Gregg is a Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy at the University of Bath. His research interests include youth unemployment, intergenerational social mobility, drivers of social disadvantage, and wage growth and job stability. Paul is involved in several high-level committees and commissions, including sitting on the body that sets the Living Wage for the Living Wage Foundation and also the Social Metrics Commission which seeks to establish a consensual measure of poverty in the UK.

Dr Rod Hick, University of Cardiff

Rod Hick is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Cardiff. His primary research interests are the conceptualisation, measurement and analysis of poverty; the capability approach; and social security. Rod has recently completed a project on in-work poverty in the UK, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the findings of which were reported in The Guardian, The Independent and in the UK House of Commons. You can access the final report from this research here. He is also the Co-Editor of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice.

Mr Dave Innes, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Dave Innes is Head of Economics at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). The Economics team provides thought leadership on the economics of UK poverty and, by understanding the economic causes of poverty, helps JRF design credible solutions. Dave’s own work focuses on making work a route out of poverty. At JRF he has worked on the labour market, industrial strategy, productivity and cities. Dave previously worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and before that spent two years in the Rwandan civil service.

Following the presentations there will be an opportunity for Q&A, as well as more open discussion within the room. Refreshments will be provided throughout the talk, and participants will be encouraged to continue the conversation in a local pub after the event.

This is the first event in our new collaborative Bristol Poverty Talks series, designed to bring together representatives from a range of perspectives, approaches, disciplines and sectors to explore topical issues related to poverty. The event is open to both internal and external attendees, and we would particularly welcome representatives from policy and practice to come and join our conversation.

Please register early to avoid disappointment – we are expecting this to be a popular event! If you have any queries please contact bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk.

The location is shown encircled on the below map - please note that the Goodlemap pin location automatically generated by Eventbrite is slightly inaccurate.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr Lauren Winch (Manager of Bristol Poverty Institute)

Professor Susan Harkness (Director of Centre for Poverty and Social Justice)

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University of Bristol

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