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1 The Employed / Unemployed Read the bullet points as you go through the Power Points. Can you write something about each? NO - Look at you class jotters. Click on a  symbol to see a video clip on the topic. Click on the  symbol to go to a web site. Make notes / write a few sentences / write figures about each topic in your revision notes from the video clips.

2 Remember to …. Open the Box for any KU or INV topic question. You must add more to the topic in the question and write a story about it with examples.

3 Concepts Need Equality Ideology a a  a 

4 What you should know. Unemployment rates in the UK. The reasons for unemployment. The effects of unemployment. That unemployment can lead to inequality for –Different Regions –Women / Disabled / Elderly/ Ethnic minority workers That the needs of the unemployed can be met by –National Government –Local Government –Voluntary Organisations a a  a 

5 % Unemployment in the UK and Dundee. Unemployment has risen then fallen. Unemployment is usually worse in Dundee than in the UK Unemployment is usually higher in the North Regions of the UK than in the South Regions of the UK. Unemployment is worse for Scotland than other parts of the UK. This is called the North / South Divide.

6 Economic Reasons Old industries close down like jute, coal mining or shipbuilding and unemployment rises. People buy goods made abroad e.g. cars, computers, clothes. Industries in Britain close down and unemployment rises. Government Economic Policy If the government spends less on big projects like roads, schools, hospitals this means less people are needed to work and unemployment rises.  The Reasons for Unemployment New Technology Computers and robots do the work that people used to do e.g. word processing, cash machines [hole-in-the wall] and unemployment rises.

7 Growth of the Jute Industry Jute Declined - Factories move to Bangladesh - New Plastics New electronics industries like NCR and Timex come to Dundee NCR making most of the world’s ATM Cash Machines. Start of the Dundee Project to attract new high-tech industry to the Technology Park NCR declined after decimalisation and many people unemployed Made in Dundee NCR and TESCO move out of Dundee  New Bio- Tech Science industries 

8 The Circle of Deprivation.

9 Old Industry ClosesUnemployment Unemployment means people have less money to spend Less jobs in the local area so people move away for work so council gets less council tax. ProblemsSolutions Some shops close so the local council gets less council tax Council has less to spend on housing, roads etc so they get worse No new industry wants to come to a poor depressed and deprived area. Government gives benefits to the unemployed. Government increases the grants it gives to local councils. Government tries to bring new work to the area by building new factories, roads. Government helps unemployed people get training in job skills.

10 Family Meals - The father and daughter have three meals but Elspbeth only has one meal a day. The Home - They cannot afford to but their home and the furniture is being paid up. Only have necessities not luxuries. Clothes - Elspbeth spends most on her daughter and buys clothes from catalogues which is more expensive than in the  Living on a low income – The Black Family Health - She gets very worried about her husbands health as he had a stroke and still smokes. The biggest health problem in the area is depression and nervous problems.

11 The Elderly [Ageism]  Women Pay Gap [Sexism]  Ethnic Minorities [Racism]   Unemployed with extra problems The Disabled [Prejudice]  The Young [NEETS]  Women Sexism 

12 The basic necessities. Money Training in job skills.  Needs of the Unemployed A Job

13 Cut Jobseeker Numbers  Minimum Wage   Meeting the Needs of the Unemployed Helping Yourself  Job Centre Plus  New Ageism Laws  Working from home  Female Builders 


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