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Study on employment in rural areas

Journal Article
Copus, A. K., Hall, C., Barnes, A., Dalton, G., Cook, P., Weingarten, P., …Johansson, M. (2006)
Study on employment in rural areas
This report is a response to a request by the 2003 Agriculture Council, for a review of rural employment, particularly in relation to young people and women, in order to asses...

Job guarantees, employability training and partnerships in the retail sector.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C. & Greig, M. (2005)
Job guarantees, employability training and partnerships in the retail sector. Local economy. 20, 67-78. doi:10.1080/0269094042000313601. ISSN 1470-9325
This paper discusses the potential value of local, partnership-based employability training and job guarantee programmes, focusing on one example—the 'Alloa Initiative'. The I...

‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas

Journal Article
McQuaid, R., Lindsay, C., & Greig, M. (2004)
‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas. Information, Communication and Society, 7(3), 364-388. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118042000284605
This paper discusses the potential uses of the Internet and other forms of information and communication technologies (ICT) as a tool for delivering information services for u...

Are new deal employment initiatives on target? Evidence from job search success in local labour markets.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M. & Adams, J. (2004)
Are new deal employment initiatives on target? Evidence from job search success in local labour markets. International Journal of Manpower. 25, 392-410. doi:10.1108/01437720410554124. ISSN 0143-7720
This paper tests the appropriateness of government employment policies in targeting specific groups of unemployed job seekers in the UK. A sample of 169 job seekers is divided...

Mismatch in local labour market in central Scotland: the neglected role of demand.

Journal Article
Adams, J., Greig, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2002)
Mismatch in local labour market in central Scotland: the neglected role of demand. Urban Studies. 39, 1399-1416. doi:10.1080/00420980220142691. ISSN 0042-0980
This paper presents a model of mismatch unemployment in two local labour markets in Scotland. A total of seven possible sources of such unemployment are identified and examine...

Are spatially focused initiatives in current economic inclusion policies well founded.

Journal Article
Adams, J., Greig, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2001)
Are spatially focused initiatives in current economic inclusion policies well founded. Local Economy. 16, 236-248. doi:10.1080/02690940122469. ISSN 0269-0942
This study examines the appropriateness of the New Deal in targeting specific groups of unemployed job-seekers. This was achieved using a survey of unemployed job-seekers carr...

Unemployed job seeker attitudes towards potential travel-to-work times.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W., Greig, M. & Adams, J. (2001)
Unemployed job seeker attitudes towards potential travel-to-work times. Growth and Change. 32, 355-368. doi:10.1111/0017-4815.00163. ISSN 0017-4815
The effectiveness of intra-regional job search is influenced by how far people are willing to travel to new employment. While much has been written on the commuting patterns o...

Mismatch unemployment and local labour market eficiency: the role of employer and vacancy characteristics.

Journal Article
Adams, J., Greig, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (1999)
Mismatch unemployment and local labour market eficiency: the role of employer and vacancy characteristics. Environment and Planning A. 32, 1841-1856. doi:10.1068/a3342. ISSN 0308-518X
Much of the theoretical and policy debate on local labour markets has focused upon improving the educational, training, and other `supply-side' characteristics of job seekers....

Are the New Deal target groupings well founded? an examination of job search success before the New Deal

Journal Article
Adams, J., Greig, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (1998)
Are the New Deal target groupings well founded? an examination of job search success before the New Deal
This study examines the appropriateness of the New Deal in targeting specific groups of unemployed jobseekers. This is done using a survey of unemployed jobseekers carried o...