Dr Anthony Rafferty

Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies

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Research interests

Dr. Anthony Rafferty's research involves the the use of large government or international datasets to analyse labour market developments in relation to demographic, economic and social trends.  His current research further examines issues of sustainable and inclusive growth and the role of corporate governance and and human resource management practices in this agenda. A further strand of research concerns job quality in the EU in relation to the impact of technological change on the labour market. 

- Inclusive growth
- Labour market impact of recession, austerity and recovery

- Social and public policy evaluation

- Labour force analysis

- Welfare and public sector reform and the labour market

- Gender and employment

- Ethnic and migrant inequalities in the labour market

- Capabilities perspectives to poverty, job quality, and 'Decent Work'

 -Job quality in Europe.

Other research

Current & Recent Research and advisory work:

- House of Commons Work and Pensions Commitee 'In-work progression in Universal Credit Inquiry" (oral and written evidence)  Click here.

- Economic benefits of gender equality in the European Union (Expert Advisor) Click here.

- "Divergence and convergence in job quality in Europe", Research project for the European Foundation for the improvement of Working and Living Conditions (Eurofound), Click here.


-"Gender differences in job quality in Europe", Research project for Eurofound Click here. 


-'Gender, labour underutilisation and recession', ESRC Small Grant  Click here 


-Women and Austerity: The Economic Crisis and the Future of Gender Equality. Click here


-Ethnic differences in graduate level over-education, unemployment and wages. Click here


-Tripartite meeting of experts on the measurement of decent work, International Labour Organisation, Geneva (Independent Expert Advisor). Click here


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display