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)

  • Judith Brown, Joanne Neary, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Hilary Thomson, Ronald W McQuaid, Alastair H Leyland, John Frank, Luke Jeavons, Paul de Pellette, Sibel Kiran, Ewan B Macdonald
  • BMJ Open, December 2015, BMJ
  • DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010525

Research into factors influencing the return to work of unemployed people over-50

What is it about?

This outlines the methods used to identify what influences those over-50 returning to wok as part of the UK employment support policy, called the Work Programme. The main dta source is administrative data on over 13.000 participant, plus qualitative research involving support agency workers and participants themselves. The results are in Brown et al. in BMJ Open (2018).

Why is it important?

Explores the use of administrative data on unemployment.

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