Adjustment to job loss in Britain's major cities

Bailey, N. and Turok, I. (2000) Adjustment to job loss in Britain's major cities. Regional Studies, 34(7), pp. 631-653. (doi:10.1080/00343400050178438)

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This paper examines the labour market consequences of severe employment decline in Britain's major cities between 1981 and 1991, using labour market accounts. Significant adjustment to employment change occurred through out-migration and commuting, but unemployment in cities also rose, although much of it was recorded as inactivity. On average, women were less able to adjust through out-migration or commuting than men, while women in lower skilled jobs showed much less adjustment than those in professional or managerial occupations. This suggests that the creation of employment opportunities for less skilled occupations brings far greater direct benefits to the resident population of major cities than the creation of professional or managerial employment.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bailey, Professor Nick and Turok, Professor Ivan
Authors: Bailey, N., and Turok, I.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Regional Studies
Published Online:18 August 2010

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
216781Competitive Place, Divided Spaces: Urban Change in Central ScotlandIvan TurokEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)L130251040Urban Studies