BEATTY, Christina and FOTHERGILL, S. (2011). The prospects for worklessness in Britain's weaker local economies. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 4 (3), 401-417.Full text not available from this repository.
Worklessness on benefits is far wider than just ‘unemployment’. Across Britain in the wake of recession, a total of 5 million men and women of working age are out-of-work on benefits. They are also unevenly spread across the country: in the worst 100 districts outside London, which cover nearly a third of the UK population, the working age benefit claimant rate averages 18%. This paper reviews the trends in benefit numbers and in employment and shows that in Britain's weaker local economies there was positive progress up until the recession. Looking ahead, however, a range of scenarios suggest there is little prospect that benefit claimant rates in these places will be reduced to acceptable levels by 2020.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||07 Feb 2012 09:40|
|Last Modified:||07 Feb 2012 09:40|
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