Employment, Social Inclusion, Population and Migration
European countries face challenges in delivering sustainable and inclusive economic growth. RAND Europe's research helps by examining how workforce and skills develop to match demand for labour; how employment policies secure labour market participation; how social policies protect the most vulnerable and enable their contribution to society; and how population dynamics and migration interact shaping societies we live in.
We use our interdisciplinary and international research, analysis, and advice in all phases of the public policy cycle, from informing policy options through to impact evaluation.
At a time when migration policy is the subject of particular political and public attention, our ongoing work to evaluate the impact of grant-giving to civil society advocacy organisations working in the migration field has particular relevance.
Now in its fifth year, Vitality's annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace contest continues to receive research support from RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge. RAND Europe’s role includes designing and running surveys, analysing results, and providing customised reports to participating organisations. The project’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.
The Mediterranean Foresight Forum (MFF) was a RAND-funded effort to monitor current affairs, analyse future scenarios and simulate policy options to support the implementation of comprehensive responses to complex challenges in the Mediterranean region.
Increases in the UK national minimum wage since 1999 had no negative employment effects on the overall UK labour market. However, there were some employment effects associated with part-time employees, and young employees during the recession.
The Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, asked RAND Europe to help develop a better understanding of researcher mobility patterns and drivers, with a particular focus on mobility to and from the UK.
Researchers are examining how CBSIs are functioning across a number of rapidly ageing countries. Documenting the policies, programmes and health system factors underpinning their success will help to ensure greater sustainability and integration of services.
Conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) are seen as particularly effective in low- and middle-income countries, but relatively little is known about the interface between the supply of services and programme administration and specific human development outcomes. RAND Europe assessed the effectiveness of CCTs through a two-year grant from UK Economic Social Research Council and Department for International Development.
Public Health England has commissioned an analysis of the take-up and impact of the Workplace Wellbeing Charter; the end product will include a set of case studies to help strengthen and expand the evidence base that underpins the Charter.