Action to reduce worklessness : what works?
Green, Anne E. and Hasluck, Chris. (2009) Action to reduce worklessness : what works? Local Economy, Vol.24 (No.1). pp. 28-37. ISSN 0269-0942Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02690940802645505
Addressing local concentrations of worklessness is an ongoing challenge for policy at national, regional and local levels. The paper outlines the changing nature of worklessness, the rationale for supply-side and demand-side interventions to address it and the balance between people- and place-based policies. It discusses the issues involved in assessing the contribution of interventions to reduce worklessness and highlights key lessons emerging from a review of the evidence on ‘what works’. While no single model of successful intervention is identified, the importance of outreach, holistic approaches, individualisation and the position of personal advisers, continuing support, flexibility, motivation and aspirations, partnership working and the role of employers is highlighted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Unemployment -- Government policy -- Great Britain, Unemployment -- Government policy -- Evaluation, Labor market, Labor market -- Regional disparities|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Local Economy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||February 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 28-37|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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