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Lone parent obligations: destinations of lone parents after Income Support eligibility ends (Research report no 710)

Casebourne, Jo and Davies, Malen and Foster, Sarah and Lane, Pippa and Purvis, Ann and Whitehurst, Danielle, Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), corp creators. (2010) Lone parent obligations: destinations of lone parents after Income Support eligibility ends (Research report no 710).

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Abstract

"As part of the Lone Parent Obligations (LPO) changes, from November 2008 lone parents with a youngest child aged 12 or over were no longer entitled to receive Income Support (IS) solely on the grounds of being a lone parent. Since then, the age of the youngest child has reduced to ten and over from October 2009 and seven and over from October 2010. Lone parents who are no longer eligible for IS have been able to move to other benefits as appropriate, including Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA). The JSA regime has been amended to include flexibilities for parents, for example, in the hours of work they are required to seek. The aim of this evaluation is to explore whether and how lone parent employment interventions provide an effective incentive to look for paid employment, alongside an effective package of support for workless lone parents, to enable them to find, enter and sustain paid employment." - Page 1.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Depositing User: Mr Bernard Scaife
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 04:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:10
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1977
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