The Living Wage: Showcasing the latest cutting edge research

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Workers from marginalized and vulnerable groups have been struck hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, precarious contracts and working conditions increasing their exposure to the virus.

This webinar reveals how WOP research can contribute to societal grand challenges such as poverty and inequality. The topic of living wages is pertinent for all workers especially those involved in informal and precarious work, regardless of contexts and country.

Through five short talks the latest WOP conceptual, methodological and empirical work in this area was showcased, to raise practical questions and help inform new research agenda.

- Living wages – Where we have been & why WOP science matters, Prof. Rosalind Searle (EAWOP Impact Incubator director and University of Glasgow, UK)
- Why do managers of SMEs seek voluntary living wage accreditation? Dr. Andrea Werner (Middlesex University, UK)
- The psychological consequences of economic vulnerability, Dr. Katharina Klug (University of Breman, Germany) and Dr. Eva Selenko (Loughborough University, UK)
- Living Wages, Decent Work, and Need Satisfaction, Dr. Lisa Hopfgartner & Dr. Christian Seubert (Leopold-Franzens-University, Austria)
- Cultural skills as drivers of decency in decent work, Dr. Mahima Saxena, (University of Nebraska Omaha, United States)
- Serious game – New way of knowledge exchange, Prof. Rosalind Searle University of Glasgow, UK) & Dr. McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh, UK)

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Period18 Nov 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational