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Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings

This research evaluates trials designed to promote take up and test the demand for labour market interventions for older claimants.

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Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings

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Summary: Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings

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Enhanced central funding for work experience and training programmes for benefit claimants aged 45 plus was trialled in 4 Jobcentre Plus districts in 2015 and 2016. The trials tested suitability and prepared the ground for an impact assessment.

This report evaluates the trials and has informed the Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017 associated with Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach.

Authors: Claire Johnson, Lucy Joyce, Trinh Tu, Graham Keilloh and Ralph Halliday (Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute).

The research is part of a suite of 4 Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) research reports contributing to the Fuller Working Lives: evidence base 2017.

The 4 DWP research reports are:

In July 2016, DWP published a new experimental official statistic on the Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984.