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The UK cannot afford to accept the proliferation of unpaid internships that cripple social mobility, entrench inequality and jeopardise our economic future

Rainford, Paul (2010) The UK cannot afford to accept the proliferation of unpaid internships that cripple social mobility, entrench inequality and jeopardise our economic future. British Politics and Policy at LSE (09 Nov 2010) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Unpaid internships have become a way for graduates to gain experience in their chosen work environment and there have been calls for an increase in such practices in response to a weakening job market and rising youth unemployment. A recent article published in The Sunday Times entitled ‘A little bit of slavery does us all good’ provides a quintessential outline of this argument. But, as Paul Rainford explains, internships are often not open to all and in some cases are blatantly exploitative of young workers. A new way of valuing and widening opportunities for interns is needed, otherwise the coalition’s claim of fairness is an empty one and the UK will jeopardise its economic future

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 14:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41570/

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