The role of skills: from worklessness to sustainable employment with progression: UK Commission for Employment and Skills Evidence Report no. 38

David Devins, Tim Bickerstaffe, Alex Nunn, Ben Mitchell, Ronald McQuaid, Valerie Egdell, Colin Lindsay

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Abstract

This study is shaped by the recognition that while there has been a great deal of policy development around the transition from unemployment and inactivity to employment over the last decade, policy can still be informed about how best to nurture sustainable employment for those at risk of labour market exclusion. There remain challenges associated with, for example, the cost-effectiveness of intervention, the „low pay no pay‟ cycle and access to training. As a consequence, the opportunities for sustainable progression, upward social mobility and alleviating poverty remain unrealised for many workers in lower paid occupations.
The methodology underpinning this study is predominantly based on a literature search and review of the research and evidence base post 2005. This is supplemented with the development of four international case studies (Australia, Denmark, Germany, United States contained in a separate annex) and an e-consultation with country experts.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages123
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Progression
Cost-effectiveness
Workers
Labour market
Unemployment
Social mobility
Poverty
Low pay
Policy development
Exclusion
Methodology
Germany
Denmark

Keywords

  • worklessness
  • sustainable employment
  • employment

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Devins, David ; Bickerstaffe, Tim ; Nunn, Alex ; Mitchell, Ben ; McQuaid, Ronald ; Egdell, Valerie ; Lindsay, Colin. / The role of skills: from worklessness to sustainable employment with progression : UK Commission for Employment and Skills Evidence Report no. 38. 2011. 123 p.
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