Study paper released: A simple break helps people get back into work

New research on social tourism from Nottingham University Business School has examined the links between holiday breaks and improvements in attitudes towards unemployment and job search behaviours.

Konstantinos Kakoudakis, a PhD student at Nottingham University, was a regular visitor to the charity's offices (the Family Holiday Association) while he worked on the research for his thesis. The study, conducted over three years (2011-2014), amongst low-income families suffering from unemployment and related issues, found that holiday breaks boosted psychological health, contributed to positive changes in job search behaviour, and changes in behaviours towards alternative paths to employment, such as volunteering.

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