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The social consequences of high unemployment

Hakim, Catherine (1982) The social consequences of high unemployment. Journal of Social Policy, 11 (4). pp. 433-467. ISSN 0047-2794

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Abstract

Forecasts suggest that unemployment will remain above 2 million in Britain for the best part of the 1980s. The social consequences of protracted high levels of unemployment are explored. The evidence comes from four types of source: cross-sectional surveys of (unemployed) individuals; longitudinal and cohort studies; aggregrate time series; and area-based studies. The advantages and limitations of each are identified. The available evidence on the consequences of unemployment for poverty; health and mortality; mental health; crime and delinquency; and the social fabric is reviewed. The implications for policy and public expenditure are explored.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 1982 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2009 11:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25111/

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