Putting Workfare in Place

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This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the New Deal and examines how far the programme has succeeded in responding to the diversity of conditions in local labour markets across the UK.
  • Argues that profound differences in local labour market conditions have exerted a telling influence on the New Deal’s achievements
  • Includes extensive new research data on the current conditions of local labour markets in the UK and local impacts of the New Deal
  • Illustrated by a large series of original maps and figures.
  • Based on numerous interviews with local and regional policy actors.
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About the author

Peter Sunley is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Southampton. He has authored around 50 articles on economic and labour geography and on local and regional economic development.

Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. He has published more than 20 books including Geographies of Labour Market Inequality (2003)and more than 150 articles on regional economic growth, the geography of finance, labour geography, and the geographies of state policy.

Corinne Nativel is Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Geomatics at the University of Glasgow. Her work centres on welfare restructuring, labour market and social policy with a special focus on youth and gender. She has published several books and articles including Economic Transition, Unemployment and Active Labour Market Policy (2004).

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John Wiley & Sons
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Jul 20, 2011
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