Abstract: This project will evaluate the effectiveness of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA), in terms of its success in keeping people off social welfare. The BTEA is an education scheme run by the Department of Social Protection for social welfare recipients that want to undertake a full-time second or third-level education course.The project is funded by the Department of Social Protection.
The ESRI works towards a national vision of ‘Informed policy for a better Ireland’. This means producing high-quality analysis to provide robust evidence for policymaking, with the goals of research excellence and policy impact.
The ESRI produces research that contributes to understanding economic and social change in the new international context and that informs public policymaking and civil society in Ireland.