Young people, job search and local labour markets: The example of Belfast
UNSPECIFIED (2005) Young people, job search and local labour markets: The example of Belfast. In: Seminar on Employability and Labour Market Policy, Univ Warwick, Coventry, ENGLAND, 2003. Published in: URBAN STUDIES, 42 (2). pp. 301-324.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0042098042000316164
In debates about employability, the role of area perceptions in shaping the labour market behaviour of individuals has been neglected. This paper sets out to gain an understanding of what relatively disadvantaged young people in Belfast know about the geography of labour market opportunities in the city and the locations where they are prepared to work. Using secondary data analysis and primary research methods, it is shown that most young people have a highly localised outlook. Factors of limited mobility, lack of confidence and religion intertwine in complex ways to limit perceived opportunities. It is concluded that geography does play a role in shaping access to employment and training opportunities.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Journal or Publication Title:||URBAN STUDIES|
|Number of Pages:||24|
|Page Range:||pp. 301-324|
|Title of Event:||Seminar on Employability and Labour Market Policy|
|Location of Event:||Univ Warwick, Coventry, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||2003|
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