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Unemployment and Social Exclusion

Landscapes of Labour inequality and Social Exclusion, 1st Edition

Edited by Sally Hardy, Paul Lawless, Ron Martin


280 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning