New Paper Published on Disability and In-Work Poverty



Professor Kate Sang (l) and Associate Professor Dr James Richards

Kate Sang, Professor of Gender and Employment Studies, and Dr James Richards, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management in the School of Social Sciences Department of Business Management, have published a new paper.

The article, entitled The intersection of disability and in-work poverty in an advanced industrial nation: The lived experience of multiple disadvantage in a post-financial crisis UK, appears in Economic and Industrial Democracy journal.

Their article examines how in-work poverty has disproportionately impacted on marginalised groups, such as the disabled. Professor Sang and Dr Richards' research involved conducting life history interviews with disabled people experiencing in-work poverty. Their findings highlight the impact of government policies and employer practices on disabled workers, and the role they could play in reducing barriers to escaping in-work poverty.