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North-South divide – or is it more complex than that?

This Guardian report http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/10/essex-jaywick-youth-unemployment-hotspot is a thoughtful and thought-provoking piece about the growing problem of unemployment for young people. The ‘twist’ in this story, if there is one, is the location of this, the Country’s youth-unemployment ‘high-spot’, in percentage terms at least. It’s not in the north of England or in the inner part of one of our core cities. No, it’s in an area of Clacton-on-Sea in Essex. To a degree though, the location is immaterial. Stories like this can be as common in rural market towns as they are in larger population centres. The article concentrates in an… Read more
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