The effect of Pathways to Work on labour

Dorsett, R. 2007. The effect of Pathways to Work on labour. National Institute Economic Review. 202 (1), pp. 79-89.

TitleThe effect of Pathways to Work on labour
AuthorsDorsett, R.
Abstract

This article summarises the recent evaluation of Pathways to Work – a package of reforms aimed at encouraging employment among people claiming incapacity benefits (Belway et al., 2007) The results show an increase of over 7 percentage points in the probability of working about a year and a half after the start of claim. The probability of not claiming incapacity benefits was also increased initially but this effect later reduced to just 1 percentage points. The findings suggest Pathways to Work may contribute to the Government;s aim of increasing the employment rate. They provide less encouragement with regard to the aim of reducing by 1 million the number claiming incapacity benefits. Copyright 2007 National Institute of Economic and Social Research. All rights reserved. Not for commercial use or unauthorized distribution.

KeywordsPathways to Work, evaluation, difference-in-differences, employment, sickness and disability
JournalNational Institute Economic Review
Journal citation202 (1), pp. 79-89
ISSN0027-9501
YearOct 2007
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/0027950107086170
Publication dates
PublishedOct 2007

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