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Title: Are the New Deal target groupings well founded? : an examination of job search success before the New Deal
Author(s): Adams, John
Greig, Malcolm
McQuaid, Ronald
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Citation: Adams J, Greig M & McQuaid R (1999) Are the New Deal target groupings well founded? : an examination of job search success before the New Deal. Edinburgh Napier SocialScience Working Paper, 31.
Keywords: New Deal
job seekers
labour market attitudes
social exclusion
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1999
Date Deposited: 27-Sep-2013
Publisher: Napier University, Department of Economics
Series/Report no.: Edinburgh Napier SocialScience Working Paper, 31
Abstract: This study examines the appropriateness of the New Deal in targeting specific groups of unemployed jobseekers. This is done using a survey of unemployed jobseekers carried out prior to the implementation of the New Deal framework in April 1998. A sample of 169 unemployed jobseekers in two Travel to Work Areas in central Scotland is divided into those who were successful and those who were unsuccessful in finding employment and each group is analysed in terms of a set of labour market related attributes. The study generates a ‘typical' profile for those who were successful in job search and a ‘typical' profile for those who were less successful. These are compared and contrasted with the New Deal target groups. The findings support most of the target grouping basis of the policy but not all and we conclude that the generic aim of the New Deal, to reduce social exclusion, is unlikely to be achieved as effectively if spatial priorities are allowed to supercede the needs of the individual jobseeker.
Type: Working Paper
Affiliation: Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh Napier University
Management, Work and Organisation

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