McQuaid, R. W. (2010, April). Skills: Scotland's opportunity. Presented at Scottish Government Skills and Training Summit, Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh
This report captures the discussions at the Scottish Government Skills and Training Summit. The comments and recommendations within the report are from those who participated ...
McQuaid, R. W. (2014). Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland Economic Inactivity Strategy Literature Review: those with family commitments & the long-term sick and disabled. Northern Ireland: Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland
Presentation of findings.
McQuaid, R., Raeside, R., Canduela, J., & Dutton, M. (2008). A Scottish Living Wage. Glasgow: Poverty Alliance
This report by the Employment Research Institute, Napier University, Edinburgh, for the Poverty Alliance has two objectives: first, to set out a methodology for identifying a ...
McQuaid, R. W. (2007, January). Flexibility in the UK - the case of activation policies
No abstract available.
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R., & Dutton, M. (2006, January). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states. Paper presented at Delni Aspen, Brussels
New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models
Juleff, L., Kelly, L., Adams, J., & McQuaid, R. (2005, August). The European influence on social policy in Scotland: changing terminology or changing practice?. Paper presented at 45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Until the late 1980’s social policy in Scotland was clearly targeted towards poverty as the primary source of economic disadvantage. Within this framework, geographical areas...
McQuaid, R. W. (2005, January). Tailoring services and releasing untapped talent - a higher education perspective. Paper presented at Migration and Universities, Scotland
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, August). Job search, transport and training, the case of EMIRES. Paper presented at RSAI (B and I section) Annual Conference, Cork
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, January). Working with the new demographics - the Scottish labour market. Paper presented at Older workers
Chiappero-Martinetti, E., Egdell, V., Hollywood, E. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Operationalisation of the Capability Approach. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 115-139. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_7. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
The holistic and multilayered structure offered by the Capability Approach makes this theoretical framework particularly suitable for conceptualising and contextualising compl...
Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. & Hollywood, E. (2015). Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 248-256. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
Bifulco, L., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Introduction to the Case Studies. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 201-207. BioMed Central. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
McQuaid, R. W. (2011). The entrepreneur in economic theory. In S. Desai, P. Nijkamp, & R. R. Stough (Eds.), New Directions in Regional Economic Development: the role of entrepreneurship research, practice and policyEdward Elgar Publishing
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people. In C. Larsen, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Regional Monitoring Approaches for the Reduction and the Prevention of Youth Unemployment in Europe, 152-159. Rainer Hampp Verlag, Muenchen
This paper considers some of the potential uses of the capabilities approach to widen and deepen the labour market information that we collect on youth employment and unemploy...
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands. Social Policy and Administration, 43(5), 445-463. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.00673.x
This article explores the importance of new forms of governance in active labour market policies
(activation) in two countries: Denmark and the Netherlands. Drawing on researc...