Clusters of Workless Couples and their Employment Transitions
Funded by: DWP
May 2005 to April 2006
Background, summary and aims
The research will focus on the relationship between the characteristics of workless couples and their different work outcomes. Groups of couples (or clusters) will be identified, so that the variation in the characteristics within the groups was smaller than the variation in these characteristics between the groups of couples. The proposed analyses would allow for comparison of clusters not only according to the likelihood of an event (e.g. work entry) but also on the basis of the speed of the event occurring. In this way, this research should help policy makers in developing specific policies tailored to these groups of couples and in their decisions about targeting scarce resources.