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Title:Activating lone parents: An evidence-based policy appraisal of the recent welfare-to-work reform in Britain PDF Logo
Authors:Haux, Tina
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2010-29
Abstract:The recent welfare-to-work reform requires lone parents with older children to be available for work. This article examines the likely effect of this reform and the proposed extension with regards to the employment rate of lone parents. It is argued that it will not lead to the desired increase in the employment rate of lone parents as the target group is too small and the levels of multiple disadvantages within the group too high. Indeed, ability to work cannot be equated with the age of the youngest child but needs to take into account the characteristics of lone parents as well.
Subjects:lone parents
welfare-to-work
activation
child poverty
JEL:I38
J16
J48
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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