employment

Is the Work Programme working for single parents? An analysis of the experience of single parents moving onto the Work Programme

Analysis that looks at the experience of single parents moving onto the Work Programme. It examines if the people delivering the Work Programme were complying with the public sector equality duty in terms of considering the need to advance equality of opportunity for single parents in relation to their sex.

A life sentence really? The resettlement of prisoners with a conviction for a sexual offence and the role of a housing support charity in this process

Report that explores the transition from prison for those with a conviction for a sexual offence, a group that faces and poses considerable challenges in the community after their prison release.

Systematic review of beliefs, behaviours and influencing factors associated with disclosure of a mental health problem in the workplace

Paper that reviews evidence on: employment-related disclosure beliefs and behaviours of people with a mental health problem; factors associated with the disclosure of a mental health problem in the employment setting; whether employers are less likely to hire applicants who disclose a mental health problem; and factors influencing employers’ hiring beliefs and behaviours towards job applicants with a mental health problem.

The missing million: the potential for female employment to raise living standards in low to middle income Britain

The report is structured in three sections. Section 1 sets out data on long-term trends in UK female employment and on how the UK measures up internationally. Section 2 drills down into the international data to better diagnose the UK’s specific performance issues on female employment with a particular focus on maternal employment. Section 3 describes what countries with better female employment rates do differently from the UK in terms of public spending on family policy. The note concludes by sketching out some general and high-level strategic implications.

Scottish social services sector report on 2010 workforce data

Key points from the report include:
* the high level of workforce growth which was seen in the sector between the mid-90s and 2005/6 has slowed for the second year running with the social services workforce growing by around 1,000 people, representing 0.5% growth
* the private sector employed an extra 2,000 staff increasing its overall share and making it the largest employer in the sector with 40% of the workforce
* the public sector employs 34% of the total social care workforce
* 69.5% of the private workforce is employed in care homes for adults.

Off the map? The geography of NEETs: a snapshot analysis for the Private Equity Foundation

The high level of young people who are NEET – not in employment, education or training – is one of the most serious social problems facing the country. There are currently an estimated 979,000 16-24 year NEETs in England. This represents 16 per cent of this age group. 186,000 of these young people are aged 16-18. This snapshot analysis is the first paper produced as part of a research partnership between The Work Foundation and the Private Equity Foundation. It investigates the geography of NEETS, focusing on the 53 largest towns and cities in Great Britain.

Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults

Report that presents the results of Eurofound’s work on company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults.

The research focused on initiatives that employers can take to support the needs of workers who have (informal) care responsibilities, including parents caring for children with disabilities and carers of adults who need care because of disability, illness or old age.