What about care work and in-work poverty? The case of care workers in the UK.

PROWSE, Julia, PROWSE, Peter and SNOOK, Jereme (2021). What about care work and in-work poverty? The case of care workers in the UK. In: DOBBINS, Tony and PROWSE, Peter, (eds.) The living wage : advancing a global movement. Routledge, 65-78.

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This chapter briefly examines the historical background to adult social care sector in the United Kingdom and the factors that contribute to low pay and in- work poverty for care workers employed in the sector. The chapter presents research findings from interviews conducted with care workers examining their role, pay, working conditions and understanding of pay rates such as the National Living Wage. The results show that care workers are highly committed and enjoy their job and working with residents, but their terms and conditions of work are being eroded. The additional pay for working unsocial hours and bank holidays has been stopped and only part time hours of work offered. As a result, care workers experience reductions in their pay and conditions and in-work poverty

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003054078
Page Range: 65-78
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 11:57
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 01:18
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28638

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