Financial Well-being in the Workplace

Cox A, Hooker H, Markwick C, Reilly P | Report 464 | Institute for Employment Studies | Feb 2009

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This report explores the relationship between financial well-being and employee performance at work. It incorporates one of the first surveys of employee financial well-being in the UK.

The report:

  • reviews the literature on financial well-being, in particular addressing the UK context, and outlines what is known about indicators of personal financial well-being
  • assesses perceptions of financial well-being among individuals in employment and identifies the characteristics of those groups most vulnerable to financial problems
  • reports on employee savings and debt levels, their financial behaviours and concerns, and their views on financial education in the workplace.