Persistent high employment and growing labour market inequality have become entrenched features of many European countries. This edited collection of papers focuses on the regional and local dimensions of these problems across the European union as a whole and, more particularly, in the UK. In the addressing the contemporary landscape of unemployment, social exclusion and public policy the contributors highlight several key themes, including:
How the process of unemployment and social exclusion have an important local level operation.
The increasing gender dimension and counts of unemployment to provide effective guides to the true scale of joblessness
The need for more local-focused policy interventions to help reduce the problems of unemployment, employment insecurity and low incomes that now characterise many of the advanced countries.
1. Regional Dimensions of Europe's Unemployment Crisis. 2. Unemployment as Exclusion: Unemployment as Choice. 3. Regional Unemployment Changes in Britain. 4. The Changing Geography of Non-Employment in Britain. 5. Registered and Hidden Unemployment in the UK Coalfields. 6. The Unemployed and the Paid Informal Sector in Europe's Cities and Regions. 7. Gender as a Form of Social Exclusion: Gender Inequality in the Regions of Europe. 8. Female Unemployment and Changes in the Share of Women's Earnings in Total Family Income in Great Britain. 9. Poverty , Inequality and Exclusion in the Contemporary City. 10. Glasgow: A Tale to Two Cities? Disadvantages and Exclusion on the European Periphery. 11. The Policy Challenge.
In today’s globalised, knowledge-driven and networked world, regions and cities have assumed heightened significance as the interconnected nodes of economic, social and cultural production, and as sites of new modes of economic governance and policy experimentation. This book series brings together incisive and critically engaged international and interdisciplinary research on this resurgence of regions and cities, and should be of interest to geographers, economists, sociologists, political scientists and cultural scholars, as well as to policy-makers involved in regional and urban development.
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