Building Sustainable Societies

Marginalisation and pay-differentials in the UK social care sector

Date: Weds 27 June 2012, 2.00 – 3.30pm
Location: Leeds Enterprise Centre Meeting Room, 23 Lyddon Terrace

Shereen Hussein – King’s College London

The long-term care sector is generally characterised by low pay and difficult working conditions. Understanding pay structures and differentials within this sector is important in enhancing recruitment, retention, quality of care and productivity. This presentation will provide an overview of the social care sector structure and its workforce profile. It will highlight the effect of new policy priorities on the working conditions of workers. The focus will be in presenting findings based on new methodology to combine different data sources to estimate the prevalence of care workers to be paid under the national minimum wage.

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