This research evaluates trials designed to promote take up and test the demand for labour market interventions for older claimants.
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.
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:
- Attitudes to working in later life: analysis of British Social Attitudes 2015
- Older workers and the workplace: evidence from the Workplace Employment Relations Survey
- Sector-based work academies and work experience trials for older claimants: combined quantitative and qualitative findings (this report)
- Employer experiences of recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers: qualitative research
In July 2016, DWP published a new experimental official statistic on the Economic labour market status of individuals aged 50 and over since 1984.