An evaluation of the government's work experience programmes

Smith, David V.L. and Sugarman, Leonie (1981) An evaluation of the government's work experience programmes. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 9 (1). pp. 63-73. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

An evaluation is offered of one of the Government's measures to alleviate youth unemployment-the Work Experience Programme (WEP). In a small-scale study conducted in Essex, most of the young people and employers involved in the scheme thought that its benefits considerably outweighed its disadvantages, and this view was shared by careers officers. The scheme helped the young participants to develop confidence in themselves and in their working potential, although at the same time it made them anxious about their ability and/or opportunity to continue this development. As a short-term response to youth unemployment, WEP has considerable value. Without certain improvements, however, it is not adequate for dealing with long-term structural unemployment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: ISSN: 0306-9885 Online ISSN: 1469-3534
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03069888108258202
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Rehabilitation and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 12:08
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/707

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