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Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach.

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Egdell, V., & McQuaid, R. W. (2015)
Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration, 50(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12108
The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than...

New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands

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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. https://doi.org/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...

Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability

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Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W., & Dutton, M. (2008)
Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability. Social Policy and Administration, 42(7), 715-732. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2008.00634.x
This article examines the role of inter-agency cooperation, which is one form of ‘partnership’, in new approaches to employability in the UK. The article articulates a ‘model ...

Demographic and Labour Market Change: The Dynamics of Older Workers in the Scottish Labour Market

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Hollywood, E., Brown, R., Danson, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2007)
Demographic and Labour Market Change: The Dynamics of Older Workers in the Scottish Labour Market. Scottish Geographical Journal, 123(4), 242-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/14702540802189677
This paper presents a review of ageing in the Scottish labour market. Scotland's population structure has been ageing for some decades leading to an ageing of the working popu...

Employers’ responses to demographic changes in rural labour markets: the case of Dumfries and Galloway.

Journal Article
Hollywood, E., & McQuaid, R. W. (2007)
Employers’ responses to demographic changes in rural labour markets: the case of Dumfries and Galloway. Local economy, 22, 148-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/02690940701390765
Employers in many rural areas are facing the problem of a declining workforce due to demographic changes in the population. These demographic changes are a result of a combina...

Job search success and employability in local labour markets.

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W. (2006)
Job search success and employability in local labour markets. Annals of Regional Science, 40, 407-421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00168-006-0065-7
This paper considers the relationship between an unemployed person’s employability and job search success. Using a broad employability framework (covering individual, personal...

Book review -New regional development paradigms Volume 1 - globalization and the new regional development

Journal Article
McQuaid, R. W. (2004)
Book review -New regional development paradigms Volume 1 - globalization and the new regional development. Urban Studies, 41, 230-232

Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work

Journal Article
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2004)
Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work. Work, Employment and Society, 18(2), 297-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/09500172004042771
Service employment plays an increasingly important role in the UK economy. However, it has been suggested that some forms of service work are unattractive for many unemployed ...

‘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...

Unemployment duration and employability in remote rural labour markets.

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Lindsay, C., McCracken, M. G., & McQuaid, R. W. (2003)
Unemployment duration and employability in remote rural labour markets. Journal of Rural Studies, 19, 187-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0743-0167%2802%2900067-0
This paper analyses the barriers to work faced by long- and short-term unemployed people in remote rural labour markets. Applying a broad concept of 'employability' as an anal...