Call centres and incapacity benefit claimants in the North West of England: A study from the Greater Manchester area

Cabras, Ignazio (2008) Call centres and incapacity benefit claimants in the North West of England: A study from the Greater Manchester area. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 29 (2). pp. 249-273. ISSN 0143-831X

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X07088543

Abstract

During the last decade, several initiatives have been undertaken by the British government in an attempt to reduce the number of incapacity benefit claimants. The principal objective is to encourage long-term economically inactive people to enter into paid employment. Particular support is delivered to disabled people, who generally face more difficulties in obtaining a job. In this context, the service sector could play an important role, especially in occupations where there are relatively few barriers to entry. Call centre businesses, because of the nature of occupations offered, represent a potentially significant source of employment that requires specific policies and initiatives. Furthermore, call centres are located in the same areas where incapacity benefit claimants are concentrated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: call centres, disabled people, occupational development regional economic development
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2015 12:07
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 12:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24086

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence