Research on the impact of the recession on different groups in society

In June 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the Government Equalities Office and the Department for Work and Pensions published Monitoring update on the impact of the recession on various demographic groups.

The publication is the outcome of a joint programme of work that aimed to monitor the impact of the recession across the EHRC’s mandate groups of age, gender, race and disability. The EHRC also wished to explore how this recession was affecting the lowest qualified and most deprived in our society.