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When Hassle Means Help

Published by Policy Exchange (London), 15 October 2008

http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/publications/category/item/when-hassle-means-help

Edited by Lawrence Kay and Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

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.

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