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CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars

COVID-19 and the low paid

Dafni Papoutsaki (Institute for Employment Studies)

Wednesday 04 November 2020 13:00 - 14:00

This event will take place online.

About this event

What are the effects of the pandemic on workers in low paid occupations? Drawing on research funded by the Standard Life Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, this talk presents findings on the effects of the pandemic on low paid employees from analysis of Labour Force Survey responses and online vacancy data from Adzuna. Even though the headline Labour Force Survey measures suggest that the pandemic has had little impact on the labour market overall, this more detailed analysis finds that the crisis is so far having far greater impacts on low paid workers than on others. Data on vacancies from the online advert search platform Adzuna provide information about the near-term employment prospects by occupation in the UK labour market.

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These seminars are held on Wednesdays in term time at 12:45-14:00

Seminars this year will continue as in person or as hybrid (online and in person) events. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @CASE_LSE for updates.

They are sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.

This seminar series is organised by:

Dr Abigail McKnight, Email:, Tel: +44(0)20-7955-6686.

For further information and papers, when available, please contact:

Cheryl Conner, Email:, Tel: +44(0)20-7955-6562.