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ISER Working Paper Series 2009-23

Patterns of non-employment, and of disadvantage, in a recession

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Publication date

21 Aug 2009

Abstract

This short paper aims to contribute to the live debate about the current recession in the
United Kingdom by analysing the impact of the recessions of the early 1980s and
1990s on non-employment patterns among people in the main range of working ages.
The implication is that the effects observed in earlier business cycles are likely to be
repeated now. The paper shows the impact of cyclical factors on overall patterns of
non-employment and which social groups are most affected. A key question is
whether types of people who are already disadvantaged are especially sensitive to a
down-turn.

Subjects

Unemployment and Economics

Notes

working paper

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