The changing structure, distribution and spatial segregation of the unemployed and economically inactive in Great Britain
UNSPECIFIED. (1995) The changing structure, distribution and spatial segregation of the unemployed and economically inactive in Great Britain. GEOFORUM, 26 (4). pp. 373-394. ISSN 0016-7185Full text not available from this repository.
Key trends in labour demand and supply in the 1980s, and their interactions, had uneven impacts on different population sub-groups and areas in Britain. As the structure of employment shifted from manufacturing to services, and there was a growth in high level non-manual occupations at the expense of less skilled manual jobs, there was increasing concern that the 'losers' from these processes of economic and social change would become increasingly 'isolated'-in socioeconomic and spatial terms. This paper traces the changing contours of the geography of unemployment and inactivity in Great Britain between 1981 and 1991, at the regional and local scales, using a variety of indicators of spatial distribution and segregation. While on some measures there is evidence that unemployment became more widespread, there is evidence that the extent and intensity of non-employment, and the segregation of those without jobs, were exacerbated over the decade.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||GEOFORUM|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 373-394|
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