Targeting jobs to local people: the British urban policy experience

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Compares the effectiveness of a number of employment-generating schemes in terms of the proportion of jobs created going to locally resident unemployed workers. Whilst the paper establishes that considerable leakages do occur, a wide range of experience is identified which may in part be due to the differing methodologies used by the policy analysts concerned. Some categories of workers continue to be systematically discriminated against, and policies which are currently being developed may help some of these workers overcome obstacles but without identifying and dismantling labour market barriers. -from Author
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-198
Number of pages13
JournalUrban Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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