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Labour Market Adjustment in Areas of Chronic Industrial Decline: The Case of the UK Coalfields

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  • Christina Beatty
  • Stephen Fothergill

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BEATTY C. and FOTHERGILL S. (1996) Labour market adjustment in areas of chronic industrial decline: the case of the UK coalfields, Reg. Studies 30, 627-640. The paper explores the labour market consequences of the near-terminal decline of employment in the UK coal industry. Despite the job loss, registered unemployment has not risen. Using labour market accounts derived mainly from Census of Population data, the paper examines the roles of migration, commuting, job creation and changes in labour force participation as mediating influences. Substantial 'hidden' male unemployment is exposed, and rates of 'real' unemployment are also calculated. BEATTY C. et FOTHERGILL S. (1996) L'ajustement du marche du travail dans les zones serieusement touchees par le declin industriel: cas d'etude des bassins houillers au Royaume-Uni, Reg. Studies 30, 627-640. Cet article cherche a examiner l'impact sur le marche du travail du declin quasi-terminal de l'emploi dans l'industrie houillere au Royaume-Uni. En depit des suppressions d'emploi, les inscriptions au chomage n'ont pas augmente. A partir des comptes du marche du travail provenant principalement du recensement de la population, l'article cherche a examiner le role de la migration, des migrations quotidiennes, de la creation d'emploi et des variations des taux d'activite comme des influences mediatrices. Du chomage masculin 'deguise' eleve se voit exposer et des taux de chomage 'reels' calculer. BEATTY C. und FOTHERGILL S. (1996) Anpassung des Arbeitsmarktes in Gebieten chronischen industriellen Niedergangs: der Fall des Kohlenreviers im Vereinigten Konigreich, Reg. Studies 30, 627-640. Dieser Aufsatz untersucht die Arbeitsmarktfolgeerscheinungen des nahezu hoffnunngslosen Absinkens der Erwerbstatigkeit in der Kohlenindustrie des Vereinigten Konigreichs. Trotz Stellenverlusten ist die als solche amtlich registrierte Arbeitslosigkeit nicht gestiegen. Mit Hilfe von Feststellungen des Arbeitsmarktes, die sich grosstenteils aus Angaben der Volkszahlumg ableiten, untersucht der Aufsatz die Rolle, die Wanderung, Pendelverkehr, Arbeitsbeschaffung und der dank Wandel in der Betriebsmitwirkung zunehmend vermittelnde Einfluss der Arbeiterschaft spielen. Es wird eine betrachtliche 'versteckte' Arbeitslosigkeit unter Mannern enthullt, und Raten 'echter' Arbeitslosigkeit berechnet.

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  • Christina Beatty & Stephen Fothergill, 1996. "Labour Market Adjustment in Areas of Chronic Industrial Decline: The Case of the UK Coalfields," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 30(7), pages 627-640.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:30:y:1996:i:7:p:627-640
    DOI: 10.1080/00343409612331349928
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