Staying in Work and Moving Up: Evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement Demonstration

This study for the UK Department for Work and Pensions explores the experiences and attitudes of a sample of participants in the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) program. This is a rare employment study on low-paid workers in Britain, as it shifts the emphasis away from work readiness and work entry and offers a foundation for understanding the receptivity of low-paid workers to programs that help them remain employed and advance. The ERA evaluation is being conducted by a research consortium that includes three British organizations and is led by MDRC.