Fuertes, V., Graziano, P. R. & Zimmermann, K. (2014). Organisation of stream 5 - Latin America and Europe: Old welfare, new social security or what is at stake?
Fuertes, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2014). Findings from LOCALISE. Manuscript submitted for publication
LOCALISE (Local Worlds of Social Cohesion), funded by the European
Commission 7th Framework Programme, has analysed the coordination of
social and employment policies during t...
Fuertes, V. (2014). Day Programme: LOCALISE Event - Labour market policies from development to implementation.
ENU Development Trust
The aim of this research is to explore the impact of the ageing population on employers in the Hong Kong service sector.
Skills Development Scotland
Investigation into the Numbers of Women working in ICT in Scotland and the nature and conditions of that work
Capital City Partnership
The aim of this project was to review the labour market and policy context for, and make an evaluation of, CCP's Joined Up For Jobs (JU4J) strategy, Edinburgh's employability agreement. An ERI researc...
Fuertes, V. (2014). Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux.
Poster from the Early-Stage Researchers Conference held in Bordeaux. 12-13 May 2014. At a time of major challenges to welfare systems and specifically to labour market policie...
Fuertes, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2013). The Work Programme: a new public governance policy or a continuation of new public management?
Since the 1970s, the governance of labour market policies in the UK has been characterised by New Public Management (NPM) traits and since the late 1990s the welfare system ha...
Fuertes, V. (2009). Barriers to escaping the low-pay no-pay cycle for disadvantaged parents.
Poverty is a dynamic process that reflects the shifting nature of individual and
household income. Drawing on the findings of a research study supported by
the Joseph Rowntree...
McQuaid, R. W., Bond, S. & Fuertes, V. (2009). Working for families fund evaluation (2004-08)
Evaluates the Working for Families Fund which was available in Scotland 2004-08, latterly in 20 local authority areas covering 79% of Scotland's population. This fund invested...
Fuertes, V. & Bond, S. (2008). The role of childcare in getting disadvantaged parents into employment.
Fuertes, V., McQuaid, R. W. & Richard, A. (2008). The low-pay no-pay cycle and disadvantaged mothers.
McQuaid, R. W., Fuertes, V. & Bond, S. (2008). Employability and disadvantaged parents: the case of working for families
Parents who are disadvantaged in terms of being lone parents or living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods have particular problems getting into work, training or post-secondary e...
McQuaid, R. W., Anastasiadou, C., Fuertes, V., Greig, M., Lindsay, C. & Wise, S. (2005). Working together for employment and inclusion in Edinburgh : a baseline study.
McQuaid, R. W., Fuertes, V. & Richard, A. How can parents escape from recurrent poverty?
This study explores why disadvantaged parents move into poverty and identifies the specific barriers to them escaping
the cycle of low pay/no pay or recurrent poverty. It draw...
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M. & Fuertes, V. The economic impacts of adult entertainment.
Fuertes, V. & McQuaid, R. (2016). Personalized activation policies for the long-term unemployed: the role of local governance in the UK. In Heidenreich, M. & Rice, D. (Eds.). Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governance, 93-117. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. doi:10.4337/9781783474929.00012. ISBN 978 1 78347 491 2
In Chapter 5 on the UK, Vanesa Fuertes and Ronald McQuaid study how coordinated activation policies, which have been a core part of the UK welfare state since at least the 199...
Zimmermann, K., Fuertes, V. & Aurich-Beerheide, P. (2016). Local worlds of coordinated activation policy. In Heidenreich, M. & Rice, D. (Eds.). Integrating social and employment policies in europe: active inclusion and challenges for local welfare governance, 235-264. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. doi:10.4337/9781783474929.00018. ISBN 978 1 78347 491 2
In Chapter 11 on local worlds of coordinated activation in Europe, Katharina Zimmermann, Vanesa Fuertes and Patrizia Aurich-Beerheide shed light on the role of the local level...
Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing lone parents, with children over the age of five, in receipt of out of work benefits and moving into paid work as part of the UK government’s welfare ...
City of Edinburgh Council
Research Advisory group for City of all Ages including literature review
Funding: European Commission
Duration: June 2011 - July 2014
Participating Countries: UK, Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Sweden
Research Team (Edinburgh Napier University): Prof. Ron McQuaid, Vanesa ...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
Funding: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Duration: April 2009 – December 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Ariel Bergmann, Dr Jesus Canduela, Vanesa Fuerte...
A major reason for recurrent poverty is leaving the workforce due to childbirth and childcare and returning to low paid, insecure work. However, there are relatively few studies that give qualitative ...