employment

Exploring the impacts of the UK government's welfare reforms on lone parents moving into work

Report that presents the findings of a research project, commissioned by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH), which explored the experiences of lone parents in a context of increasing 
benefit conditionality and welfare reform.

Providing employment and training opportunities for offenders: growing sustainable work integration social enterprises

Learning from a series of case studies to explore and assess the role of social enterprises in enabling both adult and young offenders to access training and employment opportunities.

Zeroing in: balancing protection and flexibility in the reform of zero-hour contracts

Given the value placed on zero-hour contracts by some employers and workers, and the incomplete picture of their scale, an outright ban seems inappropriate at this time. But maintaining the status quo would overlook the poor use of these arrangements in a considerable minority of cases.

Journeys back into work: A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.

The stories provide a picture of the outcomes that supported employment can achieve, both for the clients of supported employment services, and for employers.

Scottish Union of Supported Employment: case studies

Case studies from SUSE members, and winners of the 2011 Scottish Business Diversity Awards.

Making reasonable adjustments at work

Under the Equality Act, people with disabilities are entitled to reasonable adjustments in the workplace. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can help people with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

The youth employment challenge

Report that updates the Youth Inquiry and presents the latest evidence from the UK Commission’s comprehensive survey of UK employers. It looks in depth at the structural issues, in particular transitions from education into work and how they are changing for young people.

An international review of skills, jobs and poverty: implications for the UK

Report that examines the links between the distribution of skills and labour market and income inequalities between countries, and considers how these relationships are aff ected by policy, practice and other factors.

Short-term crisis - long-term problem? Addressing the youth employment challenge

Report that presents data on the context of long-term youth unemployment, why it might have been rising and what the consequences might be; considers the characteristics of the long-term unemployed, using secondary data analysis; presents the results of interviews with 28 young people who are long-term unemployed; reviews current policy and policy needs for the long-term unemployed; and provides recommendations for a six-point plan to bring down long-term youth unemployment.

Giving up the day job? Kinship carers and employment

Report that provides a picture of the employment status of grandparents and other relatives raising children (kinship carers) before and after taking on children, and explores the link between dropping out of the labour market and being a kinship carer.