Making decisions about work in low-income couple households
Authors: Sharon Collard, Sara Davies
Funded by: Department for Work and Pensions
Published by: Department for Work and Pensions
Publication date: June 2014
Report number: DWP Research Report No 869
ISBN: 978 1 910219 25 6
This qualitative study develops a deeper understanding of the attitudes and behaviours of non-working (or very part-time working) partnered parents living in low-income households, prior to the rollout of Universal Credit (UC). It builds on an earlier qualitative study which looked at work decisions in low-income couple households with one earner. The focus of the study was partnered parents in low-income households who did not work or worked part-time.