Routes onto Employment and Support Allowance

Sissons P, Barnes H, Stevens H | Research Report 774 | Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) | Aug 2011

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This report presents findings from a two-wave survey of people who claimed ESA between April and June 2009. It examines the social characteristics of ESA claimants and their employment trajectories over a period of approximately 18 months. The aim of the report is to provide information about who flows onto, and off ESA and the reasons for doing so.