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Measuring age inequality in employment at the local level. Devon Strategic Intelligence Equality Day 18 th November 2008 by Hilary Stevens SWOOP/Marchmont. Topics. How do you measure age inequality in employment at the local level? What does the evidence tell us?

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measuring age inequality in employment at the local level

Measuring age inequality in employment at the local level

Devon Strategic Intelligence Equality Day

18th November 2008 by

Hilary Stevens

SWOOP/Marchmont

topics
Topics

How do you measure age inequality in employment at the local level?

What does the evidence tell us?

What do we need to do about it?

measuring inequality
Measuring inequality

Several research papers have explored this recently

Agreed concepts, definitions and indicators

Recommended measurement framework

Identified gaps

equality strands
Equality strands

Gender

Ethnicity

Disability

Age

Sexual orientation

Transgender

Religion/belief

ten domains of equality
Ten domains of equality

Longevity

Physical security

Health

Education

Standard of living

Productive & valued activities

Individual, family and social life

Participation, influence and voice

Identity, expression and self-respect

Legal security

productive valued activities
Productive & valued activities

“The capability to engage in productive and valued activities including, for example, being able to: undertake paid work; care for others; have rest, leisure and respite, including holidays; choose a balance between paid work, care and leisure on an equal basis with others; work in just and favourable conditions, including health and safety, fair treatment during pregnancy and maternity, and fair remuneration; not be forced to work in a particular occupation or without pay; not be prevented from working in a particular occupation without good reason.”

Equalities Review (2007)

indicators
Indicators

Pay gaps

Average hourly pay

Employment rate and gaps

Occupational segregation

Quality of employment: contract status

Unemployment rate and gaps

Reconciliation of employment & family

Part-time working

Unpaid work (domestic work & care)

Childcare & provision for carers

indicators8
Indicators

Pay & pay gaps

Employment rate and gaps

Occupational segregation

Quality of employment: contract status

Unemployment rate and gaps

Reconciliation of employment & family

Part-time working

Unpaid work (domestic work & care)

Childcare & provision for carers

gross hourly pay south west
Gross hourly pay: South West

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

gross hourly pay south west10
Gross hourly pay: South West

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

employment rate devon
Employment Rate: Devon

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

employment rate
Employment Rate

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

employment rate13
Employment Rate

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

employment gap
Employment Gap

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

closing the gap uk
Closing the gap?: UK

Source: Annual Population Survey (April-March)

occupational segregation south west
Occupational Segregation: South West

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

contract status south west
Contract status: South West

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

unemployment rate
Unemployment Rate

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

unemployment gap
Unemployment Gap

Source: Annual Population Survey (April 2007 to March 2008)

unemployment trends uk
Unemployment Trends: UK

Source: Annual Population Survey (April-March)

claimant count devon
Claimant Count: Devon

Source: Claimant Count, ONS

annual change in claimant count devon
Annual change in Claimant Count: Devon

Source: Claimant Count (October 2006 and October 2007), ONS

flexible working south west
Flexible working: South West

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

share of part time workers
Share of part-time workers

Source: Pooled Labour Force Survey (April-June) 2005, 2006, 2007

why concern about older workers
Why concern about older workers?

Source: Population Projections, ONS

summary
Summary

Not all indicators readily available at the local level (pay, types of employment)

Small samples can make comparisons unreliable (including over time)

Framework and agreed definitions

Tends to be youngest and oldest age groups that fare worst

summary27
Summary

Not all indicators readily available at the local level (pay, types of employment)

Small samples can make comparisons unreliable (including over time)

Framework and agreed definitions

Tends to be youngest and oldest age groups that fare worst

Older workers lost in this recession may be hard to tempt back later

thank you for listening
Thank you for listening!

Hilary Stevens

Research & Development Manager: Demographic Ageing

SWOOP/Marchmont Observatory

Tel: 01392 264854

hilary.j.stevens@exeter.ac.uk