Published: 31st Jul 2020

Young people are finding it increasingly harder to move out of low-paid jobs and into more lucrative work, according to a new study. The study by the IFS, which has funded by the Alan Turing Institute, claims that recent generations of younger people have increasingly been starting their careers in low-paid occupations such as bar staff, waiters, call centre workers and kitchen assistants, despite higher education levels. It claims that men born in each decade since the 1950s, and women born since 1985, started their careers in occupations further down the wage ladder than their predecessors. For example, if we compare people born in the 1970s and the late 1980s: the younger generation of men were at least twice as likely to have been bar staff, kitchen and catering assistants or call centre workers in their first full-time job; and the younger generation of women were about twice as likely to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)