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News Flash ... Party conference season - 'Economic and social (in)security'

Dr Michael Orton has been invited to speak at a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference on 4 October addressing the question 'Economic and social (in)security. What does it mean for the current generation?' The Birmingham event is hosted by the Webb Memorial Trust and chaired by Warwick and Leamington MP, Chris White. Michael will be drawing on his research identifying solutions to socio-economic security, available on the Compass website.

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research projects underway at IER

Clare LyonetteNew book on work-life balance in austerity and beyond

Clare Lyonette is the co-author of a new book which has just been published by Routledge, including chapters from academics and practitioners on the impact of the recession and austerity policies in work-life balance policies and practices, particularly how they affect our ability to achieve the triple agenda of individuals' work-life balance and wellbeing, workplace effectiveness and social justice.

Lewis, S., Anderson, D., Lyonette, C., Payne, N. and Wood, S. (2016) Work-Life Balance in Times of Recession, Austerity and Beyond. London and New York: Routledge.

New directions in employment policy

2014_anne_green.jpgNew report for the Public Policy Institute for Wales identifies ways of harnessing employment opportunities in growth sectors in order to encourage the creation of sustainable employment opportunities which offer prospects for career progression.

Williams E. and Green A. (2016) New Directions in Employment Policy. Cardiff: PPIW.