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NIESR and Joseph Rowntree Foundation seminar on “Never-Worked” Households

Event date
Thursday, 24 September, 2015
Event time
08:00 to 09:45
Event Type
Offline Event
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Government ministers and the press have often cited this statistic as evidence of a growing problem of “welfare dependency” in the 2000s. New research by NIESR for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation investigates what drove the substantial increase in ‘never-worked’ households between 1996 and 2005 and the subsequent stabilisation, after 2007, of the reported numbers. 

You are invited to a small, invitation only round-table seminar to discuss these findings and the broader issues they raise.

Date: Thursday 24 September 2015

Time: 9-10:45am

Venue: National Institute of Economic and Social Research, 2 Dean Trench St, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE


The proceedings will be as follows:




Presentation, Jonathan Portes (NIESR) and Declan Gaffney


Comment, Matthew Oakley (Social Market Foundation)


General discussion



This seminar is invitation-only; please let us know if you are able to attend by replying to myself, Luca Pieri:

Email: l.pieri [at] niesr.ac.uk

Tel: 020 7654 1931