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Caroline Davey's Articles

Tailor made? ‘Off the rack’ employment support fails to tackle stalling single parent employment

12 Mar 2013, by in Labour market

Today Gingerbread is publishing new research that looks at single parents’ experiences of the package of government-funded employment support, from the Work Programme and Jobcentre Plus. It explores the job-seeking journeys of single parents and questions whether the support on offer is delivering for them and, ultimately, for the taxpayer. Around one in four households…


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What do single parents want from work?

20 Sep 2012, by in Equality

There’s a steady stream of political and media debate on how more single parents should be in work, and increasing pressure on them to do so once their youngest child reaches the age of five. However, while 59% of single parents are now in work, many working single parents continue to face poverty, instability and…


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What’s fair in tax and spend? Poorest workers to lose out unless government changes course on in-work support

14 Sep 2012, by in Society & Welfare

Today, one in five single parents in full-time work is bringing up their family in poverty. But new research from Gingerbread shows that government measures intended to help the lowest-paid workers will actually benefit them far less than workers on higher incomes. It is a well-rehearsed argument that the current economic climate means there are…


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