Handbook on In-Work Poverty

Edited by Henning Lohmann, University of Hamburg, Germany and Ive Marx, University of Antwerp, Belgium

There has been a rapid global expansion of academic and policy attention focusing on in-work poverty, acknowledging that across the world a large number of the poor are ‘working poor’. Taking a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research at the intersection between work and poverty.

‘The purpose of this Handbook – as outlined in the introduction – is to make it clear that IWP is a worldwide phenomenon, to offer perspectives on related issues, using different quantitative and qualitative approaches and to formulate policies to combat IWP.’
– Laura Schmitt, European Journal of Social Security

‘This is a wide-ranging, original and timely collection on a topic of growing of interest. This Handbook will be an essential source for those who seek to understand how and why working poverty differs across nations, and the policy responses that might be
employed to tackle it.’
– Rod Hick, Journal of Social Policy

‘Academically rigorous, yet clear and concise, the Handbook on In-Work Poverty will especially benefit students and scholars of public policy, politics, social policy and development studies. It will also prove accessible for policy analysts and journalists looking to explore the issue from new angles.’
– Midwest Book Review

‘A fascinating and convincing examination of a relevant and important phenomenon. . . as a detailed and convincing analysis of the inequities that exist today, this book would be an invaluable reference source for anyone studying contemporary labour markets or employment issues, and public policy remedies.’
– Gordon B. Cooke, Industrial Relations

‘A handbook on “in-work poverty” research is long overdue. Here we have a very complete and compelling review of the policy connections between work and low-income status from a world-class set of contributors. The volume manages to touch on almost all of the key issues related to the worldwide adoption of in-work anti-poverty policies and how they interact with institutions, families and society. Bravo!’
– Timothy M. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin–Madison, US

2019 528 pp Paperback 978 1 78990 526 7 £52.00 £40.00 $52.00 $65.00
2018 528 pp Hardback 978 1 78471 562 5 £261.00 £189.00 $261.00 $290.00

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