16th September 2019

A new report from the Institute for Policy Research

The Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath has published a new report,  Basic Income, Automation, and Labour Market Change, by Luke Martinelli The research questions tackled by Read More

16th September 2019

Cholbi and Weber (eds), The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income

Michael Cholbi and Michael Weber (eds), The Future of Work, Technology, and Basic Income, Routledge, 2020, vi + 193 pp, hbk, 1 138 31606 5, £115 To get an important Read More

16th September 2019

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work?

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work? Policy Press, 2019, x + 230 pp, 1 4473 4008 9, pbk, £12.99 Work is ‘what gets done to make life possible’ (p. 5), Read More

11th September 2019

Westerveld and Olivier, Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract

Mies Westerveld and Marius Olivier (eds), Social Security Outside the Realm of the Employment Contract: Informal Work and Employee-like Workers, Edward Elgar, 2019, x + 230 pp, 1 78811 339 Read More

2nd July 2019

John Hudson, The Robot Revolution

John Hudson, The Robot Revolution: Understanding the social and economic impact, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2019, xx + 160 pp, 1 78897 447 9, hbk, £70 As Hudson points out early Read More

21st June 2019

Two events: The IFS and the LSE

Two informative events took place on Wednesday 19th June. In the morning, the Institute for Fiscal Studies launched its annual report on Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK, Read More

2nd April 2019

David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs

David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs: The Rise of Pointless Work, and What We Can Do About It, Penguin Books, 2019, 368 pp, ISBN-13: 978-0141983479, pbk, £9.99 If you are only interested Read More

24th January 2019

Bare life: An event at the LSE

On Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at the London School of Economics, in Professor Richard Sennett’s public lecture series about the future of the welfare state, Professor Robin Mansell chaired presentations Read More

7th December 2018

ILO paper on Citizen’s Basic Income and ILO social protection floors

Isabel Ortiz, Christina Behrendt, Andrés Acuña-Ulate, and Quynh Anh Nguyen, Universal Basic Income proposals in light of ILO standards:  Key issues and global costing, Social Protection Department, International Labour Organization, Read More

8th November 2018

Insecure employment is driving poverty

Pat Thane reports on research that shows that poverty in the UK is now similar in character to the UK’s poverty a hundred years ago. … The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Read More