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Urban Unemployment in England

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  • David Metcalf

    (London School of Economics and Princeton University)

Abstract

The urban areas of England experience widely different unemployment rates. This research examines male unemployment in the 78 English county boroughs using data from the 1971 Census. The impact of socio-demographic characteristics, the local industrial structure and environment, and regional deficient demand on spatial unemployment differentials is analyzed by regression analysis. The analysis is rich in policy implications concerning, for example, the merits of broad regional policy as against industrial training and racial employment problems.

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  • David Metcalf, 1975. "Urban Unemployment in England," Working Papers 442, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  • Handle: RePEc:pri:indrel:62
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    1. Paul C. Cheshire, 1979. "Inner Areas as Spatial Labour Markets: a Critique of the Inner Area Studies," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 16(1), pages 29-43, February.
    2. Catherine Garner & Brian G. M. Main & David Raffe, 1988. "The Distribution of School-Leaver Unemployment Within Scottish Cities," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 25(2), pages 133-144, April.
    3. Alpay Filiztekin, 2009. "Regional unemployment in Turkey," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(4), pages 863-878, November.
    4. Christine M. E. Whitehead & Mark Kleinman, 1985. "The Private Rented Sector: A Characteristics Approach," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 22(6), pages 507-520, December.
    5. Peter Elias & Geoffrey Keogh, 1982. "Industrial Decline and Unemployment in the Inner City Areas of Great Britain: a Review of the Evidence," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 19(1), pages 1-15, February.
    6. Adela Nistor, 2009. "Assessing the Effectiveness of Human Capital Investments on the Regional Unemployment Rate in the United States: 1990 and 2000," International Regional Science Review, , vol. 32(1), pages 65-91, January.
    7. Paul Foley, 1992. "Local Economic Policy and Job Creation: A Review of Evaluation Studies," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 29(3-4), pages 557-598, May.
    8. Kristina Nyström & Ingrid Viklund Ros, 2017. "Exploring regional differences in the regional capacity to absorb displacements," Chapters, in: Charlie Karlsson & Martin Andersson & Lina Bjerke (ed.), Geographies of Growth, chapter 2, pages 19-47, Edward Elgar Publishing.
    9. Edward A. Fieldhouse, 1999. "Ethnic Minority Unemployment and Spatial Mismatch: The Case of London," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 36(9), pages 1569-1596, August.
    10. Joan Vipond, 1980. "Intra-Urban Unemployment Differentials in Sydney, 1971," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 17(2), pages 131-138, June.
    11. Douglas Mair & Anne G. Miller, 1989. "Urban Unemployment; A Causal Modelling Approach," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 26(4), pages 379-396, August.
    12. Paul Cheshire & Gianni Carbonaro & Dennis Hay, 1986. "Problems of Urban Decline and Growth in EEC Countries: Or Measuring Degrees of Elephantness," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 23(2), pages 131-149, April.

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    Keywords

    England; Great Britain; United Kingdom;
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    JEL classification:

    • J88 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Public Policy
    • J89 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Other

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