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Supporting more inclusive employment outcomes in growth sectors

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Supporting more inclusive employment outcomes in growth sectors

What is the role of employment, skills and economic development policy in realising the opportunities within key growth sectors? Professor Anne Green, Dr Paul Sissons and Dr Neil Lee will give their perspectives on this issue as part of the Work Foundation's Autumn Event Series in partnership with Lancaster University Management School.

The session discusses results from an Economic and Social Research Council funded project – Harnessing growths sectors for poverty reduction – supported through the What Works in Tackling Poverty programme. The research included secondary data analysis across all sectors and focused more particularly on Financial and professional services; Manufacturing; Energy and environment; Construction; Social care; and, Accommodation and food services. The emphasis of the session will be on policies and practices for more inclusive employment outcomes, focusing on employment entry, in-work progression and job quality. The session will also draw important insights and case study examples from international programmes as well as drawing on the UK experience.

Following initial presentations, we will open up the debate, providing an opportunity for you to interact with speakers and other delegates via a Q&A session and discussion.

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Wednesday 27th September - Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD

10:00 Arrival and networking

10:30 Presentations begin

11:20 Q&A and open debate

12:00 Close


Anne Green is Professor of Regional Economic Development, at City REDI (Regional Economic Development Institute), Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Her research interests span employment, non-employment, regional and local labour market issues, skills strategies, urban and rural development, inclusive growth, migration and commuting, associated policy issues and evaluation.

Paul Sissons is Senior Research Fellow, at Coventry University. His research interests include labour markets, welfare reform, skills policy and local and regional economic development. His recent work has examined wage inequality in British cities, the experiences of welfare reform for sickness benefit claimants and lone parents, and the relationship between employer demand for skills and low-wage work.

Neil Lee is is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development. His research focuses on urban and regional economic geography, the distribution of the proceeds of growth, the social dimensions of innovation and the links between innovation and inequality.

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