The Restart Effect: Evaluation of a labour market programme for unemployed people


During 1986 a new system was introduced to review periodically the position of people who continued to be registered as unemployed. Known as Restart, the system’s central feature was an interview between the unemployed person and a Restart counsellor. The interview was also intended to link unemployed people into a range of other services within the wider system of provision for unemployment. Initially introduced as a pilot scheme, Restart during 1987-88 developed into a national system of six-monthly interviews for all unemployed claimants.

This book is the product of a study conducted in 1989-90, which examined the effects of Restart and how they were achieved.

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ISBN: 0 85374 554 4 / 978 0 85374 858 8 (pdf)