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Department for Education and Skills research report;396
The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) commissioned the Centre for Research in
Social Policy (CRSP), the National Centre for Social Research (NCSR) and the Institute for
Employment Research (IER) to evaluate the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
Pilots for Vulnerable Young People and Childcare Pilots.
This report focuses on the first year of the EMA Pilots for Vulnerable Young People and
Childcare Pilots. The analysis of implementation of these pilots draws on interviews with
implementation groups and key informants and stakeholders. Eligible young people and their
significant others also provide evidence of the impact as well as difficulties involved in the
EMA Pilot for Vulnerable Young People and Childcare Pilots. The integrated evaluation that
follows discusses the degree of flexibility and level of effectiveness of EMA in relation to
vulnerable young people.
This report is also available online at: http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR396.pdf