Training Incentive Allowance (TIA)- A Literature Review
Barriers and policy interventions – The Training Incentive Allowance and the participation of sole parents and Invalids’ Benefit recipients in education, training and employment
This review of New Zealand and international literature was undertaken as part of the Training Incentive Allowance (TIA) policy review. The TIA programme has many of the features identified in the literature as success factors for policy interventions designed to overcome barriers to participation in education, training and employment (particularly for sole parents and people with disabilities).
The TIA can:
- help people overcome identified financial barriers
- allow for flexible participation in a wide range of training and education
- facilitate access to flexible high-quality childcare.
The TIA can also help in its capacity to be tailored to the needs and capacities of individuals and the labour market, and when it is delivered in conjunction with services including case management, career guidance and job search.
Produced by: Gill Aimer (commissioned by Centre for Social Research and Evaluation - Ministry of Social Development)