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The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people.

Book Chapter
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2010)
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...

Social well-being, cohesion and human-health

Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Bergmann, A. (2008)
Social well-being, cohesion and human-health

Aging of the labour force and globalization.

Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W. (2007)
Aging of the labour force and globalization. In R. Cooper, K. Donaghy, & G. Hewings (Eds.), Globalization and Regional Economic Modelling, 69-85. Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72444-5_5
The rapid aging of the population structure across most developed countries is one of the main challenges facing their economies and governments (CEC 2004a).1 These changes wi...

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...

The European influence on social policy in Scotland: changing terminology or changing practice?

Presentation / Conference
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
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...

Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland

Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W. (2004)
Older worker participation rates and the economy in Scotland
The ageing of societies in the European Union (EU), and much of the developed world, is one of the main challenges facing the governments. This reduction is due both to relati...

Employability, local policy interpretations and the new localism

Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W. (2004)
Employability, local policy interpretations and the new localism

From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice?

Conference Proceeding
Kelly, L. A., Juleff, L., McQuaid, R. W. & Adams, J. (2004)
From poverty to social justice: does the terminology make a difference to the practice?
Over the last ten years, the UK has seen a significant shift in terms of the way the poorer sections of society are classified. The Anglo-Saxon tradition of using the word “p...

Towards an employability policy agenda for remote rural labour markets

Conference Proceeding
Lindsay, C., McCracken, M. G., & McQuaid, R. W. (2001)
Towards an employability policy agenda for remote rural labour markets
This paper presents an analysis of the barriers to work faced by unemployed people in remote rural labour markets, and compares the experiences of the ‘long-term unemployed’ a...

The 'Employability Gap': towards an understanding of the relationship between long-term unemployment, employability and barriers to work

Conference Proceeding
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2000)
The 'Employability Gap': towards an understanding of the relationship between long-term unemployment, employability and barriers to work
This paper seeks to identify the main barriers limiting the employability of long-term unemployed job seekers. Employability (according to Hillage and Pollard’s, 1999, definit...