Effective Job Search Practice in the UK's Mandatory Welfare-to-Work Programme for Youth

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Administrative data from the UK's main welfare-to-work program for unemployed and disadvantaged youth is analysed to identify differences in practice between local delivery areas, and to assess their effects on off-welfare outcomes.  The findings reveal important similarities in the nature of effective -work first' practices between this program and some US programs, despite large differences in the welfare context and systems.

Research Discussion Paper 17

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