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Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics (2019)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N. C., & Chen, T. (2019). Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics. Journal of Aging and Social Policy, 31(5), 445-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/089594

Many governments are seeking to encourage the extension of working lives to counteract potential labor market shortages that might result from population aging. Nevertheless, research shows that older workers continue to face a range of barriers to t... Read More about Employer Policy and Practice Toward Older Workers in Hong Kong: The Role of Shifting Intergenerational Dynamics.

Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era (2018)
Journal Article
Brown, R., McQuaid, R., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., Egdell, V., & Canduela, J. (2019). Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 57(1), 62-85. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12309

This article considers whether employee ownership mitigates the negative workplace outcomes identified by the Disconnected Capitalism Thesis (DCT). Drawing on a programme of in‐depth interviews with workers and managers in employee‐owned businesses (... Read More about Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era.

Integrating young people into society: perceptions of enabling agents (2017)
Book Chapter
Raeside, R., Egdell, V., & Graham, H. (2017). Integrating young people into society: perceptions of enabling agents. In H. Otto, V. Egdell, J. Bonvin, & R. Atzmüller (Eds.), Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times. Fighting Inequality Through Capa

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Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times. Fighting Inequality Through Capability Oriented Policy (2017)
Book
H. Otto, V. Egdell, J. Bonvin, & R. Atzmüller (Eds.), (2017). Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times. Fighting Inequality Through Capability Oriented Policy

Following the 2008 economic crisis, the situation for young people deteriorated dramatically in many European countries. Employment and training opportunities have reduced, and levels of poverty and social exclusion have increased. This book evaluate... Read More about Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times. Fighting Inequality Through Capability Oriented Policy.

The ageing workforce and employers in Fife (2017)
Report
Egdell, V., Chen, T., Maclean, G., & Raeside, R. (2017). The ageing workforce and employers in Fife. The Workplace Team, Health Promotion, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and Fife Health & Wellbeing Alliance

The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on labour market and employment practices. Increasing numbers of older workers (those aged 50 plus) are remaining in work as a result of the abolishment of the Default Retirement... Read More about The ageing workforce and employers in Fife.

The Impact of an Ageing Workforce on Hong Kong’s Service Sector (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Egdell, V., Fuertes, V., Tjandra, N., & Chen, T. (2017, July). The Impact of an Ageing Workforce on Hong Kong’s Service Sector. Paper presented at British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017, Swansea, UK

The aim of this research is to explore the impact of the ageing population on employers in the Hong Kong service sector.

Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace in Scotland (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Egdell, V., Stavert, J., Ritchie, L., Tolson, D., Danson, M., & Cook, M. (2017, July). Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace in Scotland. Paper presented at British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017

The prevalence of dementia in the UK is increasing with over 800,000 people currently affected. Of this number in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years suggesting that a significant number of individuals below state pension age may be experiencing... Read More about Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace in Scotland.

Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V., & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Sk

This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, and solutions to, this problem. A mixture of desk-based and original quant... Read More about Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary.

A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies. (2016)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., & Graham, H. (2016). A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies. Social policy & administration, https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12262

In the UK, current approaches to employment activation are primarily concerned with rapid labour market entry, with jobseekers compelled to engage in activities or be sanctioned. The Capability Approach (CA) has been proposed as an alternative framew... Read More about A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies..

The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland (2016)
Report
Egdell, V. (2016). The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University Business School Research Funding 2015/16

The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on the labour market, in particular on the greater need for employers to employ relatively more older workers (those aged 50 plus) and extend people's working lives – especially s... Read More about The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland.

The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report (2016)
Report
Graham, H., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R., & Raeside, R. (2016). The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government

The aim of this study was to explore the impact of ongoing welfare changes on a range of working age households in Scotland. The study consisted of four interview sweeps over a three year period (2013-16). Interviews in Sweep 4 sought to establi... Read More about The Impact of Welfare Reform in Scotland - Tracking Study - Sweep 4 Report.

Third sector experiences of work programme delivery (2016)
Journal Article
Egdell, V., Dutton, M., & McQuaid, R. W. (2016). Third sector experiences of work programme delivery. Journal of Social Policy, 45(4), 729-746. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047279416000271

This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third sector organisations (TSOs) it provides evidence based on the experiences of, an... Read More about Third sector experiences of work programme delivery.

Understanding the policy assumptions made in youth employment activation from a capability approach. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Egdell, V., Raeside, R., & Graham, H. (2015, July). Understanding the policy assumptions made in youth employment activation from a capability approach. Paper presented at Inequality in the 21st Century

Youth unemployment is a major government concern for countries across Europe. In the UK, in the final quarter of 2013, the unemployment rate for those aged 16-24 years stood at 20%; whereas the unemployment rate for those aged 25-64 years was only 5%... Read More about Understanding the policy assumptions made in youth employment activation from a capability approach..

Introduction to the Case Studies (2015)
Book Chapter
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. Springer Verlag

Operationalisation of the Capability Approach (2015)
Book Chapter
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. BMC. https://doi.org/1

The holistic and multilayered structure offered by the Capability Approach makes this theoretical framework particularly suitable for conceptualising and contextualising complex socioeconomic phenomena. However, several challenging issues on how to o... Read More about Operationalisation of the Capability Approach.