Findings from an investigation into the available evidence of strategies for employment retention of people who care, the triggers to labour market exit for carers and the barriers to re-engagement carers may face.
A systematic review was carried out within DWP in order to enhance understanding of the employment-level consequences of informal caring. The research objective of the secondment was to carry out a systematic review of literature on the potential triggers for informal carers leaving the labour market to provide care. The systematic review answered the following questions:
The report highlights the barriers faced by carers who wish to be in employment, the strategies in-work carers use to retain employment and the barriers to employment re-engagement when a carer has left the labour market.