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Stephen Syrett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348623

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348623.001.0001

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Work and worklessness

Work and worklessness

(p.95) Three Work and worklessness
Renewing neighbourhoods

Stephen Syrett

David North

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the various factors that help explain the localised concentrations of worklessness and the kinds of barriers that those who are not working face in entering the labour market. It also presents a review of the various policies introduced by New Labour governments to get more people into work and to increase employment rates among those living in deprived neighbourhoods. The chapter also presents five case study areas to illustrate the various trends that have been occurring in the local labour markets of various types of deprived area in various regional contexts over the last decade. The chapter also follows the work of Sanderson (2006) in identifying three sets of factors that influence the opportunities available to individuals in the labour market and their ability to realise these opportunities.

Keywords:   worklessness, labour market, New Labour, employment rates, deprived neighbourhood

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