Apprenticeships are a route to social mobility. Research has shown that apprentices earn more over their working life than those who just do A-levels. And with the six-fold growth of higher apprenticeships since 2010/11 there are more chances than ever …
Professor Paul Gregg
Paul is Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy at the University of Bath.
He is currently a member of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) Commission on Youth Employment; the Advisory Group for National Evaluation of Sure Start; the Governing Board of the New Birth Cohort; and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies - Birth Cohort Studies Scientific Committee.
He was seconded to the Department for Work and Pensions from 2008 to 2009 to author the report: ‘Realising Potential: A Vision for Personalised Conditionality and Support’.
He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, HM Treasury, from 1997 to 2006 where he acted as a technical adviser to officials developing policies to reduce unemployment, welfare reliance and child poverty.
One of the Commission’s key concerns about child poverty is its growth of poverty in working families – a trend both recent and startling. As our State of the Nation report highlighted, in 1996-97, more children in poverty lived …
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