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Activating Lone Parents: An Evidence-Based Appraisal of the Welfare-to-Work Reform in Britain

Haux, Tina (2011) Activating Lone Parents: An Evidence-Based Appraisal of the Welfare-to-Work Reform in Britain. Social Policy and Society, 11 (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1474-7464. (doi:10.1017/S1474746411000364) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The 2008 welfare reform introduced by the previous Labour government requires (most) lone parents with older children to be available for work. This article examines the potential effect of this reform on the employment rate of lone parents and whether the age of the youngest child is a good indicator of ‘ability to work’. It suggests that reform will not lead to the desired increase as the target group is too small and the levels of multiple disadvantages within the group too high. ‘Ability to work’ needs to be conceptualised more broadly if it is to mean ‘ability to get a job’.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1474746411000364
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Tina Haux
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2016 10:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59099 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Haux, Tina: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7140-019X
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