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Spatial patterns of labour market deprivation in Scotland: Concentration, isolation and persistence

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  • Alasdair Rae

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The measurement of deprivation at the small area level has been an important element of the evidence base for policy targeting and formulation in the United Kingdom over the past two decades. In Scotland, the Scottish Indices of Deprivation 2009 represent the most recent manifestation of this trend, and they tell a familiar story, particularly in relation to local labour market deprivation. This labour market dimension is an intriguing sub-plot, since regeneration and economic development policies very often have employment-related goals and target areas which are under-represented in terms of local labour market participation. However, despite numerous spatially targeted policy interventions, the policy challenge looms large and local labour market deprivation in Scotland is characterised by patterns of spatial concentration and isolation. This article therefore sheds more light on these phenomena at a time when proposed welfare reforms threaten to further exacerbate patterns of spatially concentrated deprivation in Scotland.

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  • Alasdair Rae, 2012. "Spatial patterns of labour market deprivation in Scotland: Concentration, isolation and persistence," Local Economy, London South Bank University, vol. 27(5-6), pages 593-609, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:loceco:v:27:y:2012:i:5-6:p:593-609
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