Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154712
Authors: 
Hendra, Richard
Riccio, James
Dorsett, Richard
Robins, Philip
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Policy [ISSN:] 2193-9004 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 1-32
Abstract: 
This paper presents the final economic results of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) programme. ERA's distinctive combination of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives was designed to help low-income individuals who entered work sustain employment and advance in the labour market. ERA targeted three groups. ERA produced short-term earnings gains for two lone parent target groups. However, these effects generally faded after the programme ended, largely because the control group caught up with the ERA group. For the New Deal 25 Plus target group (mostly long term unemployed men), ERA produced modest but sustained increases in employment and earnings.
Subjects: 
Financial incentives
Welfare-to-work
Long term unemployed
Field experiment
JEL: 
I38
J18
C93
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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