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Title: Evaluation of the ratio of unemployment rates as an indicator of fair employment: a critique
Author: Bradley, John
Keywords: Unemployment rates
Fair employment
Job discrimination
Northern Ireland
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Economic & Social Research Institute
Citation: Bradley, John. 'Evaluation of the ratio of unemployment rates as an indicator of fair employment: a critique'. - Economic & Social Review, Vol. 28, No.2, April, 1997, pp. 85-104, Dublin: Economic & Social Research Institute
Abstract: A recent study by Gudgin and Breen (1996) criticised the use of the high and stable ratios of Catholic to Protestant unemployment rates in Northern Ireland as a measure of the existence and extent of job discrimination. In spite of the sophistication and novelty of the modelling methodology used to justify their claims, I contend that their wider interpretation of the underlying causes of long-term structural labour market disadvantage in the Catholic community is flawed.
ISSN: 00129984
Appears in Collections:Economic and Social Review Archive: Complete Collection 1969-
The Economic and Social Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, April, 1997

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