Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme

Hendra, R., Riccio, J.A., Dorsett, R. and Robins, P.K. 2015. Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme. IZA Journal of Labor Policy. 4 (14). doi:10.1186/s40173-015-0042-9

TitleBreaking the low pay, no pay cycle: the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme
AuthorsHendra, R., Riccio, J.A., Dorsett, R. and Robins, P.K.
Abstract

This paper presents the final economic results of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) programme. ERA’s distinctive combination of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives was designed to help low-income individuals who entered work sustain employment and advance in the labour market. ERA targeted three groups. ERA produced short-term earnings gains for two lone parent target groups. However, these effects generally faded after the programme ended, largely because the control group caught up with the ERA group. For the New Deal 25 Plus target group (mostly long term unemployed men), ERA produced modest but sustained increases in employment and earnings.

Article number14
JournalIZA Journal of Labor Policy
Journal citation4 (14)
ISSN2193-9004
Year2015
PublisherSpringer
Publisher's versionHendra, Riccio, Dorsett and Robins 2015 - Breaking the low pay, no pay cycle - the effects of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement programme.pdf
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1186/s40173-015-0042-9
Web address (URL)https://izajolp.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40173-015-0042-9
Publication dates
Published24 Jul 2015
LicenseCC BY 4.0

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