Spatial mobility intentions, the labour market and Incapacity Benefit claimants : evidence from Northern Ireland
Shuttleworth, Ian and Green, Anne E.. (2011) Spatial mobility intentions, the labour market and Incapacity Benefit claimants : evidence from Northern Ireland. Urban Studies, Vol.48 (No.5). pp. 911-927. ISSN 0042-0980Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098010369394
The paper analyses the work-related spatial mobility intentions of incapacity benefit (IB) claimants in Northern Ireland using a new survey dataset. Greater understanding of the prospective mobility of benefit claimants contributes to debates about employability, inclusion in the labour market and arguments about spatial mismatch. The analysis finds that IB claimants are not markedly less mobile than other population groups; that mobility is shaped by age, level of qualification, illness type, ability to drive and motivation; and that geography is important in several ways. The paper concludes by arguing that limited spatial mobility is a good indicator of disadvantage and that spatial mobility should be placed nearer the centre of the design and delivery of labour market policy.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Labor mobility -- Northern Ireland, Labor market -- Northern Ireland, Labor market -- Government policy -- Great Britain, Welfare recipients -- Northern Ireland -- Research, Welfare recipients -- Employment -- Northern Ireland -- Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Urban Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||April 2011|
|Page Range:||pp. 911-927|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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