J. Adams, M. Greig and R. W. McQuaid
Local Economy, vol. 16, 2001, p. 236-248
A sample of 169 unemployed job-seekers in two Travel to Work areas in central Scotland was divided into those who were successful and those who were unsuccessful in finding work, and each group was analysed in terms of a set of labour market related attributes. The study generated a "typical" profile for those who were successful in job search and a "typical" profile for those who were less successful. Results suggest that job search success depended on personal attributes, not on where the job-seeker happened to live. This suggests that any attempt in the New Deal to focus on spatially defined areas may be ill-conceived.
V. S. Kalra, E. A. Fieldhouse, and S. Alam
Youth and Policy, no. 72, 2001, p. 63-79
Article examines the reasons for avoidance of the New Deal for Young People (NDYP) by focusing on the experiences of young people who have become eligible for the New Deal but have not participated. The three main reasons for non-participation are:
Those who deliberately avoided the New Deal had often had poor experience of previous training schemes and believed that it would not deliver "a proper job".
M. Jones and A. Gray
Local Economy, vol. 16, 2001, p. 178-186
Argues that there is a shift within Employment Zones