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This outlines the methods used to identify what influences those over 50 returning to work as part of the UK employment support policy, called the Work Programme. The main data source is administrative data on over 13,000 participants and qualitative research involving support agency workers and participants. The results are in Brown et al. in BMJ Open (2018).

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Explores the use of administrative data on unemployment.

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This page is a summary of: Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK Work Programme: Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE), BMJ Open, December 2015, BMJ,
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525.
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