An evaluation of the government's work experience programme for the young unemployed

Smith, David V.L. and Sugarman, Leonie (1981) An evaluation of the government's work experience programme for the young unemployed. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 9 (1). pp. 65-73. Full text not available from this repository.

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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 / Publication Title: British Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN: 1469-3534
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Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 12:08
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