A strategy to tackle economic inactivity in Northern Ireland: baseline study

Date published: 09 April 2013

This baseline study of economic inactivity is the first step in the development of a joint strategy to tackle inactivity by the Department for Employment and Learning and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. 


It provides a detailed analysis of factors contributing to the high rate of inactivity in Northern Ireland, a set of regional and international comparisons and an assessment of current and previous policy initiatives. The recommendations of the study will underpin the draft strategy that will be presented to the Executive for agreement later this year. The oral statement made by the Minister is also available.

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