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A matter of perspective? Outlook inequality and its impact on young people

This report explores young people’s “outlook” in the UK, the role of outlook in shaping life outcomes, and how policy can respond in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 07 July 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya
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A stake in success: Employee share ownership and the post-COVID economy

This report sets out the case for an expansion of employee share ownership in the UK, and for the share ownership agenda to form a key part of a “fair and strong economic recovery” narrative as we emerge from the Coronavirus crisis.
Published: 04 May 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Job switching and wage growth for low-income workers

This paper is draws upon a Social Market Foundation roundtable held in early-March 2020. Whilst the economic context has changed considerably, long-run issues surrounding wage growth - and disparities between job switchers and stayers - are likely to remain unchanged.
Published: 12 November 2020
Author(s): James Kirkup, Kathryn Petrie
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Levelling down: the medium term local economic impact of coronavirus

The reality of the economic disruption is rarely simple: different sectors will face different levels of disruption and workers employed in those sectors are unevenly distributed by geography and demography....
Published: 06 July 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, Kathryn Petrie
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Strengthening employee share ownership in the UK

This report analyses the scope to promote wider individual employee share ownership in the UK, and the potential benefits of doing so.
Published: 10 February 2020
Author(s): James Kirkup, Scott Corfe
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The Next London Challenge

This report explores the employment outcomes of disadvantaged Londoners – focusing on the extent to which disadvantaged Londoners can translate their better-than-average education attainment into successful careers.
Published: 25 November 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Back to the Future

This paper by SMF's Migration Researcher Jonathan Thomas, looks at lessons from recent history to illuminate the potential consequences of the UK Government’s proposed future immigration system in the UK. It draws four key lessons for UK policymakers today
Published: 16 May 2019
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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All Immigration is Local

The prevailing wisdom is that local pressures due to immigration could be better addressed by a larger and better publicised Controlling Migration Fund. Is this really the case, and what might the alternatives be?
Published: 22 January 2019
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Recommendations from SMF Report: All immigration is local

Recommendations from SMF report: All Immigration is Local by Jonathan Thomas 
Published: 09 January 2019
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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