Relatively more income support claimants with under-age children participated in re-integration programmes than households without children in 2007. Sixty-six thousand people in households with children depending on an income support benefit were in a re-integration programme, compared with 48 thousand households where no-one was in such a programme. In income support households without children, 107 thousand people were not in a re-integration programme, compared with 79 thousand people who were.
Parents with under-age children were younger on average than income support claimants without under-age children. Re-integration programmes are more often offered to young people on income support than to older people. In addition, child care in terms of a re-integration provision may also contribute to the difference.
Re-integration programmes for income support claimants with and without under-age children, 1st half 2007