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UK unemployment in the great recession

Citation
Bell D & Blanchflower D (2010) UK unemployment in the great recession. National Institute Economic Review, 214 (1), pp. R3-R25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0027950110389755

Abstract
This paper considers some of the implications of the increase in UK unemployment since the beginning of the Great Recession. The major finding is that the sharp increase in unemployment and decrease in employment is largely concentrated on the young. This has occurred at a time when the size of the youth cohort is large. As a response to a lack of jobs there has been a substantial increase in applications to university, although there has only been a small rise in the number of places available. Further we find evidence that the unemployed have particularly low levels of well-being, are depressed, have low levels of life satisfaction, have difficulties paying their bills and are especially likely to be in financial difficulties.

Keywords
Unemployment; youth unemployment; unhappiness

Journal
National Institute Economic Review: Volume 214, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bell, David; Blanchflower, David
Publication date31/10/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/10148
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN0027-9501
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