The Crisis of Unemployment

The Crisis of Unemployment

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This study, aimed at the intelligent layman, attempts to provide an explanation of the problem of unemployment, its causes and possible solutions. The author places the problem in the political context of Thatcherism in the 1980s and discusses the reasons for the rise in unemployment, the types of people unemployed and how this experience has affected their lives. Also included are some personal accounts of unemployment. The author assesses the schemes set up for unemployed people and the choices available to them. The work concludes with ideas on how unemployment might be reduced in the 1990s and the text is complemented by a list of selected further readin g and an index.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • selected further reading, index
  • 0747012164
  • 9780747012160

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction - crisis what crisis?; good times and bad times; why has unemployment risen?; who are the unemployed?; the personal experiences of unemployment; we are not alone; special schemes - cure or con?; the choices for unemployment; cutting unemployment in the 1990s - back to 3 per cent. Selected further reading. Index.show more