Presentation on theme: "The Employed / Unemployed"— Presentation transcript:
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 Open the Box Remember to …. 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.
4 What you should know. Unemployment rates in the UK. The reasons for unemployment.The effects of unemployment.That unemployment can lead to inequality forDifferent RegionsWomen / Disabled / Elderly/ Ethnic minority workersThat the needs of the unemployed can be met byNational GovernmentLocal GovernmentVoluntary Organisationsa 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 The Reasons for Unemployment Economic ReasonsOld 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.The Reasons for UnemploymentGovernment Economic PolicyIf the government spends less on big projects like roads, schools, hospitals this means less people are needed to work and unemployment rises.New TechnologyComputers and robots do the work that people used to do e.g. word processing, cash machines [hole-in-the wall] and unemployment rises.
7 Made in Dundee Growth of the Jute Industry NCR making most of the world’s ATM Cash Machines. Start of the Dundee Project to attract new high-tech industry to the Technology ParkNew electronics industries like NCR and Timex come to DundeeNew Bio-Tech Science industriesJute Declined - Factories move to Bangladesh - New PlasticsNCR declined after decimalisation and many people unemployedNCR and TESCO move out of Dundee
9 Problems Old Industry Closes Solutions Unemployment Government gives benefits to the unemployed.Government helps unemployed people get training in job skills.UnemploymentNo new industry wants to come to a poor depressed and deprived area.Unemployment means people have less money to spendCouncil has less to spend on housing, roads etc so they get worseLess jobs in the local area so people move away for work so council gets less council tax.Some shops close so the local council gets less council taxGovernment increases the grants it gives to local councils.Government tries to bring new work to the area by building new factories, roads.
10 Living on a low income – The Black Family The Home - They cannot afford to but their home and the furniture is being paid up. Only have necessities not luxuries.Family Meals - The father and daughter have three meals but Elspbeth only has one meal a day.Living on a low income – The Black FamilyHealth - 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.Clothes - Elspbeth spends most on her daughter and buys clothes from catalogues which is more expensive than in the
11 Unemployed with extra problems Women Pay Gap [Sexism] The Elderly [Ageism] Women Sexism Unemployed with extra problemsEthnic Minorities [Racism] The Disabled [Prejudice] The Young [NEETS]
12 Needs of the Unemployed The basic necessities.MoneyNeeds of the UnemployedTraining in job skills.A Job
13 Cut Jobseeker Numbers Job Centre Plus Cut Jobseeker Numbers New Ageism Laws Meeting the Needs of the UnemployedFemale Builders Working from home Helping Yourself Minimum Wage