The research report In transit? Documenting the lived experiences of welfare, working and caring for one parent families claiming Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment was launched by Senator Alice Mary Higgins on 25th May 2023. This online event was hosted by ISS21, Trinity College Dublin and One Family.
The report is based on the outcomes of the IRC-funded In Transit? project, whichset out to document the lived experiences of Jobseekers Transitional Payment (JST) recipients and to explore how JST is working ‘on the ground’. Because JST is a relatively new payment in the Irish social welfare system, little is known about how it is experienced by recipients. Furthermore, because people living in single parent households are consistently over-represented in poverty statistics across all metrics (at risk of poverty, enforced deprivation and consistent poverty), how caregivers in one parent households experience a policy that is designed with such households in-mind represents important work. Key findings from the research were presented by the project team at the launch.
Report & other project outputs:
Dukelow, F., Whelan, J. and Scanlon, M. (2023) In Transit? Documenting the lived experiences of welfare, working and caring for one-parent families claiming Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment, Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century) (ISS21), University College Cork. https://doi.org/10.33178/10468/14485