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Skills for self employment

Meager, Nigel and Martin, Rose and Carta, Emanuela and Davison, Stephen, UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)
Institute for Employment Studies, corp creators. (2011) Skills for self employment. [ Evidence Report ]

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Abstract

This small scale, explorative research study looks at the hitherto relatively under-researched question of the role of skills and training in the development of self employment. It draws on a literature review, data analysis from the Labour Force Survey, and a series of expert interviews. We summarise here the main findings from the research and, where appropriate, we highlight possible policy implications of those findings, although given the small scale, exploratory nature of the study, some of these issues would benefit from further investigation(and the report highlights possible avenues for new research to fill these gaps: see section 6.7). In thinking about policy we do not, for the most part, recommend specific interventions. Rather we highlight the kinds of considerations that policy-makers should be aware of when designing interventions" -- page i (Evidence Report). "This Annex presents an analysis of Labour Force Survey data, to provide descriptive statistics on the nature and extent of self-employment in the UK" -- page 1 (Annex).

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Series Name: Evidence Report
Depositing User: New Material1
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2011 09:59
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 20:20
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/10135
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