October 15, 2008

When Hassle Means Help

With the number of people out of work and living off benefits staying stubbornly above 4 million, policy makers are increasingly looking at new ideas to get people off welfare and into work. Especially because, since 1997, over £75 billion of government funds has been ploughed into creating welfare to work programmes.

When Hassle Means Help, with contributions from international welfare experts, examines why conditionality works well in other countries, such as the US, Sweden and Germany – why it isn’t working in the UK – and how governments can most effectively get people back into work.


Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Chief Economist, 2005-2008

Lawrence Kay

Research Fellow - Economics Unit, 2008-2010

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