Recruitment of workers into low-paid occupations and industries: an evidence review

Publication date: 21 Sep 2020 | Theme: Employment & Social policy | NIESR Author(s): Runge, J | External Author(s): Hudson-Sharp, N | Report to: Equality and Human Rights Commission

In December 2019, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) was commissioned to undertake a rapid evidence review focused on the recruitment of workers into low-paid occupations and industries. The purpose of the review was to find out whether people with protected characteristics, that is, ‘protected groups’, experience discrimination in the recruitment process, and the barriers they encounter when seeking to enter the workplace. The review covers evidence from England, Scotland and Wales, making a distinction between that which is Great Britain / UK-wide and that which is country-specific.  

Keyword tags: 
social policy
low pay
protected groups

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