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Author: The Work Foundation
Date: 9 April 2014
London: A tale of two cities looks at the particular challenges surrounding youth unemployment in London.
The analysis examines the labour market in London and looks at how the map of youth unemployment changed between 2001 and 2011. It shows that outer London boroughs, such as Barking and Dagenham, now register rates as high as those of the worst-performing inner-London boroughs, such as Newham, Lewisham and Hackney.
The paper argues that current policies are not doing enough to tackle the root causes of youth unemployment and that more needs to be done to improve the position of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.