This project looks at the implications of the changing employment structure of the UK economy for people living on low-to-middle incomes (LMIs). In particular, it examines the way in which projected changes in the sectoral mix of UK employment and the distribution of returns to skills impact on the absolute and relative economic position of the LMI group in the period 2010 to 2020. The work has been carried out using the analytical tools developed in a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), ‘Changing employment structure and implications for poverty and inequality’. The output from the work is similar in form to the ‘poverty module’ developed for JRF but focused on a different income group – LMIs, rather than those living in poverty.
September 2011 - November 2011