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Curbs to executive pay discussed in evidence review

Policies to curb executive pay are among those discussed in three major evidence reviews by LSE’s Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) published by the European Commission.

Led by Abigail McKnight, the reviews examine the effectiveness of initiatives to tackle inequality. Among the conclusions are that minimum wages have proved to be successful, while curbs on executive pay need further development.


Researchers found that other successful policies include supporting families with children through universal child benefits and/or tax credits to lower earning households. Also, that programmes that seek to improve the job match and enhance the skills of jobseekers result in better longer term employment outcomes than those that push them into the first available job.

Abigail McKnight is Associate Professorial Research fellow at CASE.

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For further information, please contact Cheryl Conner, CASE: c.j.conner@lse.ac.uk