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