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Ed Pemberton, Doctoral Researcher, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute

A Question of Value: Raising Productivity by Lowering Inequality

The focus on low UK productivity overlooks the crucial influence of inequality The latest release of UK productivity figures highlights the continuing dire performance of the lowest productivity sectors of the economy. A recent report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) demonstrates that workers in retail, hospitality and care all contribute┬ásignificantly┬áless value per hour worked than the average worker in … Continue reading

13 April 2018 by Ed Pemberton
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