The effect of Pathways to Work on labour Market Outcomes

Dorsett, R. 2007. The effect of Pathways to Work on labour Market Outcomes. National Institute Economic Review. 202 (1), pp. 79-89. https://doi.org/10.1177/0027950107086170

TitleThe effect of Pathways to Work on labour Market Outcomes
TypeJournal article
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)https://doi.org/10.1177/0027950107086170
Publication dates
PublishedOct 2007

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