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IER Covid-19 Research and insight

Purcell, K., Elias, P., Atfield, G., Kispeter, E., Day, R. and Poole, S. (2021) Covid 19 and graduate careers.

Warren, T. , Lyonette, C. and the Women's Budget Group (2021) Carrying the work burden of the Covid-19 pandemic: working class women in the UK.

Henry, N., Barker, V., Sissons, P., Broughton, K., Lazell, J., and Dickinson, P. (2021) Building Back Better? Creative Freelancers and Learning from the Covid-19 Experience Throughout the pandemic.

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New Futuretrack Reports: Ten Years On - and the impact of the pandemic on graduate careers

The publication of the Futuretrack Stage 5 study conducted in 2019, led by Professors Peter Elias and Kate Purcell and funded by the Nuffield Foundation, showed ‘how the majority of graduates had by then achieved reasonable job security, with many balancing work and parenting or other caring roles when the pandemic hit’ (see press release). In 2020, the research team went back to respondents to investigate how they had been affected by the Covid restrictions and economic impact and conducted Futuretrack Stage 6.

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Journal special issue on Decent Work, Inclusion and Sustainability

Along with IER Associate Fellow Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE and Professor Maria Eduarda Duarte of the University of Lisbon, IER’s Chris Warhurst has guest edited a special issue of the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling (Vol. 49) on Decent Work, Inclusion and Sustainability. Just published, the special issue examines the implications for career guidance and working life transitions in the context of rising inequalities and inclusion deficits in labour markets internationally.

Together with Deirdre Hughes, Emma Benger and Mandy Ifans, Chris Warhurst also co-authored an article in this special issue on Building better futures: decent work, inclusion and careers support services in the UK.