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  • 28/07/2016

    Social Community Teams against Poverty - Synthesis Report

    The Dutch government’s declared aim is to move from a welfare state to a “participation society” built on citizens’ self-reliance and networking. Large parts of the social security system have been devolved to the municipalities. In response, most municipalities have set up Social Community Teams. The Peer Review held in The Hague (January 2016) discussed the use of SCTs to combat poverty. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French, German and Dutch.

  • 28/07/2016

    Prevention and early intervention services to address children at risk of poverty - Synthesis Report

    The Peer Review on Prevention and Early Intervention Services to address children at risk of poverty was hosted by the Irish Department of Children and Youth Affairs. The seminar focussed on two priority issues in Ireland’s national children’s strategy: to lift 70,000 children out of consistent poverty by 2020 and to shift policy towards prevention and early intervention. This report summarises the key issues discussed and the lessons learned. It is available in electronic format in English, French and German.

  • 30/06/2016

    Evidence Review - Challenges of work-life balance faced by working families

    The aim of this review is to providence evidence of the expected costs and benefits on work-life balance incurred by five reforms envisaged by the European Commission: the introduction of a carer's leave; paternity leave; paid parental leave; father's quota; breastfeed provisions at work; and flexible and part-time work arrangement.

    This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

  • 30/06/2016

    Evidence Review - Creating more equal societies: what works?

    The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of education, wage setting institutions and welfare states in reducing inequality.

    This publication is only available in electronic format in English.

  • 30/06/2016

    Evidence Review - The strength of the link between income support and activation

    The objective of this evidence review is to assess whether or not the strength of the link between income support and activation is an important factor affecting the effectiveness of labour market policy.

    This publication is only available in electronic format in English.