Dr David Webster

  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Urban Studies)

Research interests

Research interests

Continuing research on the labour market and social impacts of deindustrialisation includes work on Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance claims and their relationship to other aspects of worklessness and to population health; and the changing pattern of lone parenthood. Also interested in urban development in China and in the UK private rented housing sector.

Current research project

A Critical Analysis of the Use of Disallowances and Sanctions in the UK Unemployment Benefit System since 1911

Additional information

Qualifications:

BA Hons, Economics, Queens' College, Cambridge, 1968

MBA, University of Glasgow, 1992 (Siemens Nixdorf prize for Quantitative Techniques; KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock prize for most outstanding 2nd year student; University of Glasgow Management Club prize for most distinguished MBA graduate of 1992).  Dissertation: Partners: A Study in the Effective Management of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Public Sector

PhD, University of Glasgow, 2010.  Dissertation: Impacts of Deindustrialisation on the Labour Market and Beyond, available at http://theses.gla.ac.uk/1720. 

Professional Membership:

Chartered Institute of Housing, Chartered Member

Editorial Board Membership:

Local Economy

Former Roles:

Housing Strategy Manager, Glasgow City Council 1981-2010; specialist adviser to House of Commons Environment, Social Security/Education & Employment, and Scottish Affairs Committees

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2014

Webster, D. (2014) The DWP’s Updated Statistics on JSA Sanctions: What do they show?, Further supplementary evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, HC 479, Vol. II, pp. Ev w111-w121. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Webster, D. (2014) 'Geographical Variations in JSA Sanctions and Disallowances', Supplementary evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, HC 479, Vol. II, pp. Ev w101-w111. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Webster, D. (2014) 'JSA Sanctions and Disallowances', Evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, Vol. II, pp. Ev w90-w101. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

2013

Webster, D. (2013) Jobseeker's allowance sanctions and disallowances. Working Brief(233), pp. 6-7.

Webster, D., Brown, J., Macdonald, E., and Turok, I. (2013) The Interaction of Health, Labour Market Conditions, and Long-Term Sickness Benefit Claims in a Post-Industrial City: A Glasgow Case Study. In: Lindsay, C. and Houston, D. (eds.) Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy. Series: Work and Welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 111-133. ISBN 9780230349940

2011

Brown, J., Smith, J., Mitchell, R., Webster, D., Arnott, J., Turok, I., and Macdonald, E. (2011) Medical reason for claiming employment support allowance in the UK, Scotland and Glasgow. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68(Sup. 1), A96. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.315)

Webster, D. (2011) China: development, change and engagement. Local Economy, 26(5), pp. 317-324. (doi:10.1177/0269094211412920)

2010

Webster, D., Arnott, J., Brown, J., Turok, I., Mitchell, R., and MacDonald, E.B. (2010) Falling Incapacity Benefit claims in a former industrial city: policy impacts or labour market improvement? Policy Studies, 31(2), pp. 163-185. (doi:10.1080/01442870903429611)

Shi, N., Liu, H., Clark, G., and Webster, D. (2010) Urban Regeneration of Industrial Areas: Affordable Housing for Low Income Populations in Cities. Project Report. Department for International Development, London.

2009

Brown, J., Hanlon, P.W., Turok, I., Webster, D., Arnott, J., and Macdonald, E.B. (2009) Mental health as a reason for claiming incapacity benefit--a comparison of national and local trends. Journal of Public Health, 31(1), pp. 74-80. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdn098)

2008

Brown, J., Hanlon, P., Turok, I., Webster, D., Arnott, J., and MacDonald, E. (2008) Establishing the potential for using routine data on Incapacity Benefit to assess the local impact of policy initiatives. Journal of Public Health, 30(1), pp. 54-59. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdm074)

Rowthorn, R., and Webster, D. (2008) Male worklessness and the rise of lone parenthood in Britain. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society(1), pp. 69-88. (doi:10.1093/cjres/rsm004)

2007

Brown, J., Hanlon, P., Webster, D., Turok, I., Arnott, J., and Macdonald, E. (2007) Turning the Tap off! Incapacity Benefit in Glasgow and Scotland - Trends Over the Past Five Years. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

2006

Webster, D. (2006) Welfare reform: facing up to the geography of worklessness. Local Economy, 21(2 (May), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/02690940600679300)

2005

Webster, D. (2005) Long-term unemployment, the invention of 'Hysteresis' and the misdiagnosis of structural unemployment in the UK. Cambridge Journal of Economics, pp. 975-995. (doi: 10.1093/cje/bei082)

2000

Webster, D. (2000) The geographical concentration of labour market disadvantage. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 16(1), pp. 114-128. (doi:10.1093/oxrep/16.1.114)

1998

Turok, I., and Webster, D. (1998) The New Deal: jeopardised by the geography of unemployment? Local Economy, 12(4), pp. 309-328. (doi:10.1080/02690949808726407)

1997

Webster, D. (1997) Travel to work areas and local unemployment statistics: a Glasgow view. In: Turok, I. (ed.) Travel-to-Work Areas and the Measurement of Unemployment: Conference Proceedings. Series: Occasional Papers (38). Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies: Glasgow, pp. 33-75. ISBN 9781871769098

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 19:51:04 2015 BST.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Webster, D. (2013) Jobseeker's allowance sanctions and disallowances. Working Brief(233), pp. 6-7.

Brown, J., Smith, J., Mitchell, R., Webster, D., Arnott, J., Turok, I., and Macdonald, E. (2011) Medical reason for claiming employment support allowance in the UK, Scotland and Glasgow. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 68(Sup. 1), A96. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.315)

Webster, D. (2011) China: development, change and engagement. Local Economy, 26(5), pp. 317-324. (doi:10.1177/0269094211412920)

Webster, D., Arnott, J., Brown, J., Turok, I., Mitchell, R., and MacDonald, E.B. (2010) Falling Incapacity Benefit claims in a former industrial city: policy impacts or labour market improvement? Policy Studies, 31(2), pp. 163-185. (doi:10.1080/01442870903429611)

Brown, J., Hanlon, P.W., Turok, I., Webster, D., Arnott, J., and Macdonald, E.B. (2009) Mental health as a reason for claiming incapacity benefit--a comparison of national and local trends. Journal of Public Health, 31(1), pp. 74-80. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdn098)

Brown, J., Hanlon, P., Turok, I., Webster, D., Arnott, J., and MacDonald, E. (2008) Establishing the potential for using routine data on Incapacity Benefit to assess the local impact of policy initiatives. Journal of Public Health, 30(1), pp. 54-59. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdm074)

Rowthorn, R., and Webster, D. (2008) Male worklessness and the rise of lone parenthood in Britain. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society(1), pp. 69-88. (doi:10.1093/cjres/rsm004)

Webster, D. (2006) Welfare reform: facing up to the geography of worklessness. Local Economy, 21(2 (May), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1080/02690940600679300)

Webster, D. (2005) Long-term unemployment, the invention of 'Hysteresis' and the misdiagnosis of structural unemployment in the UK. Cambridge Journal of Economics, pp. 975-995. (doi: 10.1093/cje/bei082)

Webster, D. (2000) The geographical concentration of labour market disadvantage. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 16(1), pp. 114-128. (doi:10.1093/oxrep/16.1.114)

Turok, I., and Webster, D. (1998) The New Deal: jeopardised by the geography of unemployment? Local Economy, 12(4), pp. 309-328. (doi:10.1080/02690949808726407)

Book Sections

Webster, D., Brown, J., Macdonald, E., and Turok, I. (2013) The Interaction of Health, Labour Market Conditions, and Long-Term Sickness Benefit Claims in a Post-Industrial City: A Glasgow Case Study. In: Lindsay, C. and Houston, D. (eds.) Disability Benefits, Welfare Reform and Employment Policy. Series: Work and Welfare in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, Hampshire, pp. 111-133. ISBN 9780230349940

Webster, D. (1997) Travel to work areas and local unemployment statistics: a Glasgow view. In: Turok, I. (ed.) Travel-to-Work Areas and the Measurement of Unemployment: Conference Proceedings. Series: Occasional Papers (38). Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies: Glasgow, pp. 33-75. ISBN 9781871769098

Research Reports or Papers

Webster, D. (2014) The DWP’s Updated Statistics on JSA Sanctions: What do they show?, Further supplementary evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, HC 479, Vol. II, pp. Ev w111-w121. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Webster, D. (2014) 'Geographical Variations in JSA Sanctions and Disallowances', Supplementary evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, HC 479, Vol. II, pp. Ev w101-w111. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Webster, D. (2014) 'JSA Sanctions and Disallowances', Evidence submitted to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into the Role of Jobcentre Plus in the reformed welfare system, Second Report of Session 2013-14, Vol. II, pp. Ev w90-w101. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Shi, N., Liu, H., Clark, G., and Webster, D. (2010) Urban Regeneration of Industrial Areas: Affordable Housing for Low Income Populations in Cities. Project Report. Department for International Development, London.

Brown, J., Hanlon, P., Webster, D., Turok, I., Arnott, J., and Macdonald, E. (2007) Turning the Tap off! Incapacity Benefit in Glasgow and Scotland - Trends Over the Past Five Years. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 30 19:51:04 2015 BST.