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Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts: updated analysis

This analysis assesses the short-term impact of Universal Credit and informs its further development.

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Estimating the early labour market impacts of Universal Credit: updated analysis

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This report evaluates the impact of Universal Credit on employment and earnings. It concentrates on the latest data for over 8,000 single unemployed claimants who made a new claim between July 2013 and September 2014 in all of the first 10 pathfinder offices. It also describes improvements made to the research methodology and data.

This is a follow up to the report Universal Credit: estimating the early labour market impacts published in February 2015. It is part of a longer-term and broader body of plans for evaluating the implementation, delivery and impact of Universal Credit.

Authors: Universal Credit Evaluation Team (DWP).

Published 6 December 2015