Dr Michael White

Michael White joined PSI in 1979 after working in industry and management research and teaching. In 1986 he founded the Employment Studies Group and was its Head until 1994.

His studies have included three national surveys of unemployment, and many evaluations of government labour market programmes, including the Restart Cohort Study, and the Macro evaluation of New Deal for Young People. He took part in the ESRC's Social Change and Economic Life Initiative (1986-91), was co-director of the Employment in Britain survey (1992), and was involved in the ESRC's "Future of Work" programme, leading the Working in Britain in the Year 2000 survey. He has also carried out several projects on lone mothers, employment and childcare issues and has a particular interest in working time and work-life balance.

He served on the Social Statistics Committee of the Royal Statistical Society 1998-2002, and on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment and Society 2006-2008.

In 2005 he was awarded an OBE for services to labour market policy.

Qualifications

B.A. Psychology with Statistics, University of London
PhD in Organizational Behaviour, University of Lancaster

Contact details

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7911 7507

Projects


The 1990s: sectoral rebalancing, mobility and adaptation - the employment, self-employment and training policy lessons for the current UK recession

Evaluation of Lone Parents Work Focused Interviews extensions

Publications



Training and employee mobility in the British private and public sectors


Not so dissatisfied after all? The impact of union coverage on job satisfaction


Older British employees’ declining attitudes over 20 years and across classes


The Growing Discontents of Older British Employees: Extended Working Life at Risk from Quality of Working Life


The Progress of HRM in the Public Sector


Work Orientations of Older Employees


Organizational Commitment: Do Workplace Practices Matter?


Market, Class, and Employment


Unions, Within-Workplace Job Cuts and Job Security Guarantees


Unions, Job Reductions and Job Security Guarantees: The Experience of British Employees


Careers in Britain: Recovering a Future


John Killeen Commemorative Lecture 2004: In Pursuit of a Culture of Evaluation


Cooperative unionism and employee welfare


Effective Job Search Practice in the UK's Mandatory Welfare-to-Work Programme for Youth


Evaluation of Adult Basic Skills Pathfinder Activities


Evaluation of Adult Basic Skills Pathfinder Activities


Evaluation of lone parent adviser meetings


Ways in and out of low income in rural England


'High-performance' Management Practices, Working Hours and Work-Life Balance


The effect of careers guidance for employed adults on continuing education


Benchmarking the effectiveness of NDYP


New Deal for Young People: National Survey of Participants: Stage 2


The Responsiveness of House Prices to Macroeconomic Forces


Macro-economic evaluation of Newdeal for Young People Job Search impacts


Youth Unemployment, Labour Market Programmes and Health


New Deal for Young People: national survey of participants stage 1


New Deal for Young People


The Employment of Lone Mothers in Denmark and Great Britain


The Impact of Careers Guidance on Employed Adult People


Lone Mothers' Poverty and Employment


Longitudinal Data for Policy Analysis


The Impact of Careers Guidance for Employed Adults in Continuing Education


Performance, Equality and Staff Development


A Review of US and European Literature on the Microeconomic Effects of Labour Market Programmes for Young People


Restructuring the Employment Relationship


Are active labour market policies enough?


Pathways through Unemployment


Leaving Incapacity Benefit


The Impact of Public Job Placing Programmes


Rents and Work Incentives


From Unemployment to Self-employment


Moving In and Out of Self-Employment


Risk and the Labour Market


Findings from the Macro Evaluation of the New Deal for Young People


Unemployment and Public Policy in a Changing Labour Market


Employer Policies and Individual Life Chances


Job Search Effort and Motivation in Unemployment


The causes of persistently high unemployment


Unemployment, Public Policy and the Changing Labour Market


Employee Commitment and the Skills Revolution


Economic Value of Careers Guidance


The Restart Effect


Corporate Support for Higher Education


Against Unemployment


Small Firms' Innovation


Long-term unemployment and labour markets