The Living Wage: Showcasing the latest cutting edge research
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About the Event
HR and researchers
Students and the public interested in living wages
Workers from marginalized and vulnerable groups have been struck hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, precarious contracts and working conditions increasing their exposure to the virus. This webinar links to an European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology’s special issue on living wages, to reveal how WOP research can contribute to societal grand challenges such as poverty and inequality. The topic of living wages is pertinent for all workers especially those involved in informal and precarious work, regardless of contexts and country. Through 5 short talks the latest WOP conceptual, methodological and empirical work in this area will be showcased, to raise practical questions, and help inform new research agenda.
Those attending this event will gain insight into the WOP science of living wages, with 5 short talks that will how WOP science is expanding knowledge of the impact and consequences of low paid work on workers, organisations and societies. They will have a preview of the new serious game that can be used to raise awareness of low paid work and the experiences for workers and organisations.
9:00 Introductions and welcome – Prof. Rosalind Searle (EAWOP Impact Incubator director and University of Glasgow, UK)
9:10 Short science talk 1: Living wages – Where we have been & why WOP science matters – Dr. McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh, UK)
9:25 Short science talk 2: Why do managers of SMEs seek voluntary living wage accreditation? – Dr. Andrea Werner (Middlesex University, UK)
9:40 Short science talk 3: The psychological consequences of economic vulnerability: A German perspective – Dr. Katharina Klug (University of Breman, Germany) and Dr. Eva Selenko (Loughborough University, UK)
9:55 Short science talk 4: Living Wages, Decent Work, and Need Satisfaction: Dr. Lisa Hopfgartner & Dr. Christian Seubert (Leopold-Franzens-University, Austria)
10:10 Short science talk 5: Cultural skills as drivers of decency in decent work: Dr. Mahima Saxena, (University of Nebraska Omaha, United States)
10:25 Q&A session
10: 40 short break
10. 55 Serious game – new way of knowledge exchange – Prof. Rosalind Searle University of Glasgow, UK) & Dr. McWha-Hermann (University of Edinburgh, UK)
11.15 wrap-up event
The event would be recorded, subtitles added and these talks hosted on the EAWOP impact incubator’s YouTube site.