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- Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) - Ian Vickers, Andrea Westall, Roger Spear, Geraldine Brennan and Stephen Syrett
This research examined the actual and potential roles of the social economy in bringing about inclusive growth that generates more and better jobs in UK cities, particularly for people who are either in - or at risk of - poverty.
The report finds that:
The social economy has been shown to promote inclusive growth by creating jobs, strengthening skills and employability; building diversified local economies; and contributing to wider economic and institutional transformation.
Successful social economy development often arises from an enabling context, or social economy ‘ecosystem’ of various elements of support provision and a high level of collaboration between actors, both within the social economy and the public and private sectors.
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