- Wills, J. (2001) Mapping low pay in East London [pdf, 364kb]. Report written for TELCO’s Living Wage Campaign. London, October 2001. This was the first research project conducted for the living wage campaign. Funded by UNISON, the research aimed to map the numbers and characteristics of the workers falling into the gap between the newly calculated LLW and the National Minimum Wage.
- Wills, J. (2003) On the front line of care: a research report to explore home care employment and service provision in Tower Hamlets, London: Unison, 2003. This report explored the situation for care workers in Tower Hamlets – and Citizens UK has now launched a national campaign to try and improve the wages and conditions of care workers alongside the quality of care given to those who need it.
- Sokol, M. Wills, J. Anderson, J. Evans, Y. Buckley, M. Frew, C and Hamilton, P. (2006) The impact of improved pay and conditions on low-paid urban workers: The case of the Royal London Hospital. London: Queen Mary, University of London. The report is available here.
- Wills, J. with Kakpo, N. and Begum, R. (2009) The Business Case for the Living Wage: the story of the cleaning service at Queen Mary (London: Queen Mary, University of London.
- Wills, J. and Linneker, B. (2012) The costs and benefits of the London living wage. London: Queen Mary and Trust for London.
- Jensen, N. and Wills, J. (2013) The prevalence and impact of the Living Wage in the UK: A survey of organisations accredited by The Living Wage Foundation. London: Queen Mary University of London.
Books and academic journal articles
- Wills, J. (2008) Making class politics possible: Organising contract cleaners in London. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32, 2, 305-24.
- Wills, J. (2009) The living wage [pdf, 180kb]. Soundings: A journal of politics and culture, 2009, 42, 33-46.
- Wills, J. (2009) Subcontracted employment and its challenge to labour. Labor Studies Journal, special issue on community unionism, 2009, 34, 4, 441-460.
- Wills, J. Datta, K. Evans, Y. Herbert, J. May, J. and McIlwaine, C. (2009) Religion at work: The role of faith-based organisations in living wage campaigns for immigrant workers in London. Special issue entitled Transforming Work, The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 2, 3, 443-62.
- Wills, J., Datta, K., Evans, Y., Herbert, J., May, J. and McIlwaine, C. (2010) Global Cities at Work: New migrant divisions of labour. London: Pluto Press.
- Wills, J. (2012) London’s Olympics in 2012: The good, the bad and an organising opportunity. Political Geography This paper summarises the organising involved in securing the world’s first living wage Olympics in London, 2012.
- Wills, J. and Linneker, B. (2013) In-work poverty and the living wage in the United Kingdom: A geographical perspective. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 38. Published online: 11 Sep 2013.
- Flint, E. Cummins, S. and Wills, J. (2013) Investigating the effect of the London Living Wage on the psychological wellbeing of low-wage service sector employees: feasibility study. Journal of Public Health. Published online September 5, 2013.
Chapters in books:
- Wills, J. (2009) The London Living Wage in A. Kumar, J. A. Scholte, M. Kaldor, M. Glasius, H. Seckinelgin and H. Anheier (eds) Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009: Poverty and activism. London: Sage,176-182.
- Wills, J. (2010) Identity making for action: the example of London Citizens, in M. Wetherell (Ed) Theorizing Identities and Social Action. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan,157-76.