Low income and enterprise [Podcast] EP34

Emma Congreve, Isla Kapasi

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In this podcast, Emma Congreve speaks to Isla Kapasi from the University of Leeds about research carried out on low income self-employment in Scotland. This is a fascinating and important topic given the large numbers of people in poverty who are in self-employed households.

The research looks into the reasons why people start their own business, and the constraints they face in trying to earn an adequate income. In the podcast we also discuss what policy makers could do to support this group of the self-employed, and what Covid-19 may mean for the self employment.

(02:25) Motivations for self employment
(06:37) Are there particular groups that are affected
(11:53) Implications for policy
(24:12) Post Covid considerations for low income self employed
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Media of outputOnline
Size26.9 MB
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020


  • poverty
  • Scottish economy
  • coronavirus
  • low income self-employment
  • self-employed
  • policy makers
  • COVID-19


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