One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.

This Insight looks at evidence around assisting those with mental health problems into employment.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Series of articles by various authors on the subject of child poverty. Topics covered include: social mobility, employment, Sure Start, child protection, well-being and early years education.

Research demonstrates a negative relationship between worklessness and outcomes for children over and above what would be expected due to other factors, such as material deprivation and low income. This underlines the importance of supporting parents to move into the labour market.

This briefing looks at the importance of employment to social mobility.

Paper that looks at how the relation between occupational background, ill health, and economic activity has changed over the period 1973 to 2009, following an approach described in a paper published in the BMJ in 1996.

The research in the original paper was done to understand why falls in unemployment following the peaks of recessions in 1986 and 1990 were not accompanied by equal increases in employment.