The role of civil society in reducing poverty and inequality: A case study of the living wage campaign in the UK

Bunyan, Paul (2016) The role of civil society in reducing poverty and inequality: A case study of the living wage campaign in the UK. Local Economy, 31 (4). pp. 489-501. ISSN 0269-0942 DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094216646993

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Abstract

The introduction of the national minimum wage at the end of the 1990s in the UK represented an important intervention by the then New Labour government but it has remained too low to effectively address increasing levels of in-work poverty and inequality. This article traces the development of the living wage campaign, initiated and led by Citizens UK and its main affiliate London Citizens from 2001 onwards and what it has to say about the role and potential of civil society in addressing issues of poverty and inequality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: civil society, community organising, inequality, living wage, London citizens, poverty
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Politics
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 14:30
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7973

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