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A job-creating powerhouse? The way we measure unemployment can lead to misleading conclusions

Goes, Eunice (2016) A job-creating powerhouse? The way we measure unemployment can lead to misleading conclusions. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Our economic plan has helped deliver sharp falls in long-term youth unemployment”, wrote the Conservatives in their 2015 manifesto. But how we measure unemployment, and what we interpret those measures to mean can be misleading, argues Monica Threlfall. She explains that percentages illustrating a proportion of the labour force are often reported as if illustrating a proportion of the entire population, leading to flawed conclusions regarding the predicaments or successes of entire age groups.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 15:53
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70494

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