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Understanding employment barriers for lone parents: research gaps and missed opportunities

Haux, Tina (2013) Understanding employment barriers for lone parents: research gaps and missed opportunities. Social Policy and Administration, 47 (4). pp. 468-482. ISSN 0144-5596

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12030

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A key feature of the previous UK Labour government was the large increase in government-sponsored research as part of its wider commitment to evidence-based policy-making. Therefore, this article takes one area of government-sponsored research in order to examine the relationship between research evidence, policy ideas and programme evaluation. The case study chosen for this article are employment barriers for lone parents. In this article the research on employment barriers for lone parents commissioned by the previous government will be reviewed before the reasons for the main shortcomings in our understanding of the employment barriers for lone parents are identified. The latter will form the basis for the lessons to improve the quality and potential usefulness of research for policy-making in the short and medium term.

Keywords:evidence based policy making, lone parents, Labour, DWP
Subjects:L Social studies > L410 UK Social Policy
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:6421
Deposited On:04 Oct 2012 20:48

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