Jonathan joined the Institute in 2011. His research focuses on the effects of pension reforms and labour market programmes on individuals’ behaviour, as well as research into the public sector, the labour market and living standards in the UK.
Will the rising minimum wage lead to more low-paid jobs being automated?
The minimum wage is rising rapidly. In 2015 4% of employees aged 25 and over were on the minimum; this is set to reach 12% by 2020. New analysis published by IFS shows that those being brought within the minimum wage net are in different sorts of jobs from those who have been on the minimum previously – and in particular they are more likely to be doing jobs that appear more readily doable by machines or computers.