I am interested in the UK social security system and its impact on labour market outcomes and employer behaviour. I am also interested in adult education/training, including mandated learning or ‘skills conditionality’ as administered through the social security system.
Academic and professional qualifications
PhD Educational Research, Lancaster University
MSc Social Policy Research, London School of Economics and Political Science
BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies (Politics and Economics), University of Manchester
2015 – 2018: Research Fellow, University of Salford
2011 - 2015: The Work Foundation (part of Lancaster University)
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Jones, K. (forthcoming) ‘“I’ve always been a grafter”: Older benefit recipients and welfare conditionality,’ Journal of Social Security Law
Dwyer, P., Scullion, L., Jones, K. and Stewart, ABR. (2018) ‘The impact of conditionality on the welfare rights of EU migrants in the UK,’ Policy and Politics
McNeill, J., Scullion, L., Jones, K., Stewart, A. (2017). ‘Welfare conditionality and disabled people in the UK: claimants' perspectives,’ Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Volume 25, pp. 177-180.
Sissons, P. and Jones, K. (2016) Local industrial strategy and skills policy in England: Assessing the linkages and limitations – a case study of the Sheffield City Deal, Local Economy. Volume 31, pp. 857–872.
Lee, N., Sissons, P. & Jones, K. (2015) ‘The geography of wage inequality in British cities,’ Regional Studies, Volume 50 pp. 1714-1727.
Jones, K. (In Press). ‘No strings attached? An exploration of employment support services offered by third sector homelessness organisations’, chapter 5 in Dwyer, P. (eds) (2019) Dealing with welfare conditionality. Bristol: Policy Press.
Jones, K. (In Press). ‘Adult education in community organisations supporting homeless adults: exploring the impact of austerity politics’, in James, N. and Boeren, E. (eds) Being an adult learner in austere times. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Scullion, L., Dwyer, P., Jones, K., Martin, P. and Hynes, C. (2018) Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers: Social Security benefits, welfare conditionality and transitions from military to civilian life: First Wave Findings. Forces in Mind Trust
Dwyer, P., Jones, K., McNeill, J., Scullion, S. and Stewart, ABR. (2018) Final findings: Disabled People. http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/40414-Disabled-people-web.pdf
Wright, S., Dwyer, D., Jones, K., McNeill, J., Scullion, L. and Stewart, ABR. (2018) Final findings: Universal Credit. http://www.welfareconditionality.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/40414-Universal-Credit-web.pdf
Dwyer, P., Jones, K., McNeill, J., Scullion, L. and Stewart, A. (2016) FIRST WAVE FINDINGS: Disability and conditionality
Dwyer, P., Jones, K., Scullion, L. and Stewart, A. (2016) FIRST WAVE FINDINGS: Migrants and Conditionality
Ray, K., Sissons, P, Jones, K. and Vegeris, S. (2014) Employment, pay and poverty: An evidence review York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Sissons, P. and Jones, K. (2014) How can local skills strategies help low earners? York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Dumoulin, D. and Jones, K. (2014) Reading Counts: Why English and maths skills matter in tackling homelessness. London: St Mungo’s Broadway
Lee, N. Sissons, P. and Jones, K. (2013) Wage inequality and employment polarisation in British cities. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Jones, K. (2013) The road less travelled? Improving the apprenticeship pathway for young people. London: The Work Foundation
Brinkley, I., Jones, K. and Lee, N. (2013) The Gender Jobs Split: How young men and women experience the labour market. London: Trades Union Congress
Cominetti, N. Sissons, P. and Jones, K. (2013) Beyond the business case: The employer’s role in tackling youth unemployment. London: The Work Foundation
Crowley, L., Jones, K., Cominetti, N. (2013) International Lessons: Youth unemployment in the global context. London: The Work Foundation
Sissons, P. and Jones, K. (2012) Lost in transition? The changing labour market and young people not in employment, education or training. London: The Work Foundation
Lee, N., Sissons, P., Balaram, B., Jones, K. (2012) Short-term crisis - long-term problem? Addressing the youth employment challenge. London: The Work Foundation
Jones, K. (2012) Transport barriers to youth employment. London: The Work Foundation.
N. Lee, P. Sissons, K. Jones (2016). The Geography of Wage Inequality in British Cities. Regional Studies. 50(10), pp.1714-1727.
Chapters in books
K. Jones (2019). No Strings Attached? An Exploration of Employment Support Services Offered by Third Sector Homelessness Organisations. P. Dwyer. In: Dealing with Welfare Conditionality. Bristol: Policy Press,
K. Jones (2018). Adult Education in Community Organisations Supporting Homeless Adults: Exploring the Impact of Austerity Politics. N. James, E. Boeren. In: Being an Adult Learner in Austere Times Exploring the Contexts of Higher, Further and Community Education. Springer,
A. Ahmed, M. Wilding, A. Gibbons, K. Jones, M. Rogers, et al.I. Madoc-Jones. (2018). Post-Implementation Evaluation of Part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014: Final Report.
L. Scullion, P. Dwyer, K. Jones, P. Martin, C. Hynes (2018). Sanctions, Support and Service Leavers: Social Security Benefits, Welfare Conditionality and Transitions From Military to Civilian Life: First Wave Findings. , Forces in Mind Trust.