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Jake Shepherd


Jake joined the SMF research team in March 2020, having previously held roles in the public and non-profit sectors. He was last employed at the Office for National Statistics and before that he worked at public service reform think tank, New Local.

Since joining, Jake has maintained an interest in economic sociology, social equality issues, and work and welfare. His research portfolio includes projects on ‘sin’ – alcohol and gambling – the four-day working week, and in-work poverty. Jake has an MA in Social Research from the University of Leeds and a BA in Sociology from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Twitter: @jake_sheps

Recent work

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