Activating states: transforming the delivery of 'welfare to work' services to the long-term unemployed in Australia, Great Britain and the Netherlands

Grant number: LP0883260 | Funding period: 2008 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

With declining unemployment, the possibility of labour force shortages in future years, and an annual expense of $20 billion on income support in Australia, policy makers are concerned with increasing the economic participation of social security recipients. This project will provide policy makers and service providers with important comparative assessments of the way policies designed to promote economic participation are executed by frontline staff and will provide essential data for designing policy which is more effective in assisting the unemployed to find sustainable paid employment. It will address the National Research Priority of promoting and maintaining good health through str..

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