The paper addresses the topic of in-work poverty from a legal point of view. The author argues that in addressing this issue a different approach must be adopted, focusing on the most vulnerable workers. Particular attention is paid to two factors underlying this phenomenon. Firstly, job quality, including both the kind of job a person is employed in and wage levels. To this respect, the paper focuses on wages, the application of art. 36 of the Constitution, the problems related to the implementation of this provision and the debate on the introduction of statutory minimum wage in Italy. Then, it is stressed the importance of increasing work intensity of household, through policies aimed at promoting female participation in the labour market, such as measures aimed at promoting an equitable redistribution of care responsibilities in the family.

"Working, yet poor": la povertà tra bassi salari e instabilità lavorativa

giulia marchi
2022

Abstract

The paper addresses the topic of in-work poverty from a legal point of view. The author argues that in addressing this issue a different approach must be adopted, focusing on the most vulnerable workers. Particular attention is paid to two factors underlying this phenomenon. Firstly, job quality, including both the kind of job a person is employed in and wage levels. To this respect, the paper focuses on wages, the application of art. 36 of the Constitution, the problems related to the implementation of this provision and the debate on the introduction of statutory minimum wage in Italy. Then, it is stressed the importance of increasing work intensity of household, through policies aimed at promoting female participation in the labour market, such as measures aimed at promoting an equitable redistribution of care responsibilities in the family.
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