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Urban Unemployment in England


  • David Metcalf

    (London School of Economics and Princeton University)


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. Alpay Filiztekin, 2009. "Regional unemployment in Turkey," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 88(4), pages 863-878, November.

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    England; Great Britain; United Kingdom;
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    • J88 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Public Policy
    • J89 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Other

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