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The capabilities approach as a framework for labour market information on young people. (2010)
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 Unemplo

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 unemployment.

An appetite for learning: increasing employee demand for skills development, Praxis report for UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2010)
Preprint / Working Paper
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., & Johnson, S. (2010). An appetite for learning: increasing employee demand for skills development, Praxis report for UK Commission for Employment and Skills

This paper presents a policy framework for describing the various factors that influence the success (or otherwise) of policy interventions designed to increase individual participation in learning and skills development.

Users of ICT job information services in rural areas. (2009)
Book Chapter
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2009). Users of ICT job information services in rural areas. In C. Larsen, W. Mathejczyk, J. Kipper, & A. Schmid (Eds.), Web based labour market Information systems in European states (175-185). Rainer Hampp Verlag

New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands (2009)
Journal Article
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.1467-9515.2009.0067

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 research with key stakeholders in these countries, we analyse how new governance,... Read More about New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands.

The concept of employability and the experience of unemployment (2009)
Thesis
Lindsay, C. The concept of employability and the experience of unemployment. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3877

This research sought to develop and deploy a new framework for analysing employability as a means of exploring: the barriers to work faced by unemployed people; differences in the range and severity of barriers faced by the long-term unemployed comp... Read More about The concept of employability and the experience of unemployment.

Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states (2008)
Journal Article
Lindsay, C., & McQuaid, R. W. (2008). Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states. Social Policy and Society, 7, 353-365. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746408004326

New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models of inter-agency co-operation, drawing on case study research in Denmark, the Net... Read More about Inter-agency cooperation in activation: comparing experiences in three vanguard "active" welfare states.

Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability (2008)
Journal Article
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 for effective partnership working’ on employability. This model is applied... Read More about Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability.

Coalfields and their neighbouring cities; economic regeneration, labour markets and governance. (2007)
Report
Gore, T., Fothergill, S., Hollywood, E., Lindsay, C., Morgan, K., Powell, R., & Upton, S. (2007). Coalfields and their neighbouring cities; economic regeneration, labour markets and governance

This study assesses how far the regeneration of coalfield areas relies upon their links with neighbouring cities. It draws on national statistical analysis of labour market adjustment in the British coalfields, and case studies in three contrasting a... Read More about Coalfields and their neighbouring cities; economic regeneration, labour markets and governance..

Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states (2006)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R., & Dutton, M. (2006, December). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states. Paper presented at Delni Aspen

New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models of inter-agency co-operation, drawing on case study research in Denmark, the Ne... Read More about Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states.

The concept of employability. (2006)
Book Chapter
McQuaid, R. W., & Lindsay, C. (2006). The concept of employability. In R. W. McQuaid, A. E. Green, & M. Danson (Eds.), Employability and Local Labour Market Policy (1-5). Routledge

'McJobs', 'good jobs' and skills: job-seekers' attitudes to low-skilled service work (2005)
Journal Article
Lindsay, C. (2005). 'McJobs', 'good jobs' and skills: job-seekers' attitudes to low-skilled service work. Human Resource Management Journal, 15(2), 50-65. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2005.tb00146.x

This article focuses on unemployed job-seekers' attitudes towards entry-level jobs in three areas of the service sector – retail, hospitality and call-centre work. The article examines whether job-seekers are reluctant to pursue these opportunities,... Read More about 'McJobs', 'good jobs' and skills: job-seekers' attitudes to low-skilled service work.

Employability, services and unemployed job seekers and the digital divide. (2005)
Journal Article
Lindsay, C. (2005). Employability, services and unemployed job seekers and the digital divide. Urban Studies, 42(2), 325-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/0042098042000316173

Summary Providing accurate and accessible labour market information is a key priority for policies targeted at improving the employability of unemployed people. In an attempt to develop the quality and reach of such services, policy-makers are increa... Read More about Employability, services and unemployed job seekers and the digital divide..

Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work (2004)
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 job seekers, and particularly those formerly employed in ‘traditional’ sect... Read More about Avoiding the ‘McJobs’: Unemployed Job Seekers and Attitudes to Service Work.

‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas (2004)
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/10.1080/13691180420

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 unemployed people, comparing the experiences and attitudes of job seekers in... Read More about ‘Reconnecting’ the Unemployed Information and communication technology and services for jobseekers in rural areas.