The effect of Pathways to Work on labour

Dorsett, Richard (2007) The effect of Pathways to Work on labour. National Institute Economic Review, 202 (1). pp. 79-89. ISSN 0027-9501

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0027950107086170


This article summarises the recent evaluation of Pathways to Work – a package of reforms aimed at encouraging employment among people claiming incapacity benefits (Belway et al., 2007) The results show an increase of over 7 percentage points in the probability of working about a year and a half after the start of claim. The probability of not claiming incapacity benefits was also increased initially but this effect later reduced to just 1 percentage points. The findings suggest Pathways to Work may contribute to the Government;s aim of increasing the employment rate. They provide less encouragement with regard to the aim of reducing by 1 million the number claiming incapacity benefits. Copyright 2007 National Institute of Economic and Social Research. All rights reserved. Not for commercial use or unauthorized distribution.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pathways to Work, evaluation, difference-in-differences, employment, sickness and disability
Research Community:University of Westminster > Policy Studies Institute (PSI)
ID Code:5043
Deposited On:10 Jun 2008 09:35
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