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  • 26th Apr 2022

Understanding the barriers and enablers for women’s progression from low-paid and low-skill work

Literature Review, April 2022

Low-paid and low-skill women in the UK, France, Spain and South Africa face significant barriers to progression to higher quality work, and evidence suggests these have persisted despite gains made in educational attainment. To enable women to progress from low-paid and low-skill roles, it is important that these barriers are identified and interventions are designed to address them.

This literature review centres on the UK, South Africa, France and Spain, and first outlines the barriers and enablers faced by low-paid and low-skill women, and subsequently, identifies a range of promising behavioural interventions. 

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Authors

Leonie Nicks

Senior Advisor

Deelan Maru

Associate Advisor

Chloé Chambraud

Senior Advisor

Shoshana Davidson

Principal Advisor

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Melissa Portilla

The Behavioural Insights Team

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Federica Demergasso

The Behavioural Insights Team