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Understanding the impact on employment of Covid and paths to recovery

As part of its response to supporting the UK Government and parliamentarians during the economic crisis triggered by Covid, the aim this project is to disseminate existing Covid-related research undertaken by IER. The purpose is to bring this new research to the attention of policymakers to help their deliberations about economic recovery post-Covid. The project is based on a series of virtual presentations to UK Parliament Committees, All-Party Parliamentary Groups and UK Government departments. Each presentation is supplemented by a policy brief. In some cases the webinars are supported by non-academic partners such as The Edge Foundation.

The research topics examine the impact of Covid on apprenticeships, working class women, and the graduate labour market. The research also examines routes out of the Covid crisis through Good Work and green jobs, supported by real-time labour market information. The project is led by Professor Chris Warhurst of IER and includes a number of other IER researchers: Peter Dickenson, Drs Sally-Anne Barnes, Sally Wright and Jeisson Cardenas Rubio and Profs Peter Elias, Kate Purcell, Terence Hogarth and Clare Lyonette, the last working with Nottingham University collaborator Prof. Tracy Warren.

Funded is provided by Warwick Faculty of Social Science ESRC Impact Accelerator Account. Originally scheduled to run from May to December 2021, this project has extended into 2022 and will end in the autumn.

For further information, please contact Stef Poole:

Project Team:

Chris Warhurst (Principal Investigator)

Project Duration:

May - December 2021


University of Warwick (ESRC IAA)