The single most important change in the British labour market over the last two decades has been the re-emergence of mass unemployment. This study focuses on six areas: Aberdeen, Kirkcaldy, Rochdale, Coventry, Northampton, and Swindon, and investigates the effect of being unemployed on individuals' attitudes to work, their social relationships, and their psychological health. It breaks entirely new ground, using large-scale surveys that allow direct comparison with people in employment and taking into account a wide range of variables. It will become a standard work of reference on the subject. Contributors: Brendan Burchell, Richard Davies, Peter Elias, Jonathan Gershuny, Richard Lampard, Roger Penn, Duncan Gallie, Catherine Marsh, Carolyn Vogler.
Duncan Gallie is a winner of the American Sociology Association's Sorokin Prize. He has taught at Essex and Warwick Universities and lives in Leamington Spa.
Catherine Marsh taught at Cambridge University from 1981-1990 and was a Fellow of Newnham College. She was a consultant on sociological statistics to a number of institutions, including the Equal Opportunities Commission, BBC (`Brass Tacks'), the Open University, the Economic and Social Research Council, Cambridge City Council, the Brewers' Society, the News on Sunday, and the Manchester Centre for Exploitation of Science and Technology. She was an examiner for the Universities of
Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, and London, and taught at summer-schools at the universities of Manchester and Kent, and at the Central European University in Prague. She was the author of Hours of Work of Women and Men in Britain (HMSO, 1991) which attracted attention from all the national newspapers and other
media. She died in 1993.
Carolyn Vogler has held research posts at Nuffield College, Oxford and the University of Essex. She lives in New Barnet, Hartfordshire.
Release date NZ
March 10th, 1994
Edited by Carolyn Vogler
Edited by Catherine Marsh
Edited by Duncan Gallie