|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||21st January 2020|
|Closes:||30th April 2020|
Deadline for applications: 30th April 2020
Project Summary: A three-year Economics PhD scholarship for candidates who wish to evaluate the effects of the National Living Wage on health and health inequalities.
Eligibility: Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
In April 2016, the UK introduced a new statutory National Living Wage (NLW) at £7.20 for all workers aged 25 and above, which corresponds to a 7% increase from the National Minimum Wage. This project will evaluate the effects of the NLW introduction on a range of health-related outcomes and overall health inequalities and add to prior research on the effects of income assistance programs on the well-being of society.
Combining highly detailed individual and macroeconomic-level data from several different data sources, this project will examine the effects of the policy change on a range of outcomes, such as physical and mental health, health care visits, health behaviours and financial stress. Findings of whether the NLW had indirect effects on indicators of well-being such as physical and mental health should contribute to political discussions about the success of the wage floor and whether it should be extended in the future.
Home/EU fee plus annual stipend at the RCUK rate (£15,009 in 2019/2020).
Dr. Otto Lenhart, Department of Economics
Professor Alec Morton, Department of Management Science
If you have any queries about this project, please contact the lead supervisor Otto Lenhart at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department PGR Administrator: Kathleen Tyrell (email@example.com)
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