Pathways to Work: Findings from the final cohort in a qualitative longitudinal panel of incapacity benefits recipients

A Corden, K Nice

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The Pathways to Work Pilot for reform of incapacity benefits was introduced in October 2003 and aims to increase the number of incapacity benefits recipients who move towards and into paid work. The package of measures which comprises the reforms was initially introduced in seven Jobcentre Plus districts in England, Scotland and Wales. Pathways is being phased into a further 14 districts between October 2005 and October 2006. The Department for Work and Pensions has commissioned comprehensive evaluation of the Pilot. One component of this evaluation is a longitudinal qualitative study of the views and experiences of three cohorts of incapacity benefits recipients who take part in Pathways to Work. This report presents findings from the third and final cohort, and draws together the main conclusions from the overall panel.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Volumevol. 398
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Report


  • employment/benefits
  • ill/disabled adults

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