Decent Work and the City

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Research Council Grant [RCG]


Decent work and the city is a four-year project looking at labour markets in different cities across the world. It is headed up by Dr Mathew Johnson who has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship to evaluate different ways of promoting decent working conditions through city institutions and networks.

The project will compare six cities - Manchester, Bremen, Montreal, New York, Seoul and Buenos Aries – and explore how the type and quality of jobs on offer have direct and indirect effects on wider issues of inequality and social justice.

At a time of continued volatility and uncertainty in the global economy, not least because of the ongoing covid-19 crisis, the project will both recognise and highlight good practice in respect of improving the quality of work, while also exploring the conditions under which a decent work agenda can be developed and sustained. By combining high quality academic research outputs with ongoing impact and knowledge exchange activities, it will provide both theoretical and practical answers to pressing global concerns around low pay, inequality and insecurity.
Short titleR:PMO Johnson UKRI FLF
Effective start/end date1/11/2031/10/24

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