On the Dole

Melanie Phillips

  • Unemployment by Jeremy Seabrook
    Quartet, 226 pp, £8.95, February 1982, ISBN 0 7043 2325 7
  • The Black Economy: how it works, who it works for, and what it costs by Arnold Heertje, Margaret Allen and Harry Cohen
    Pan, 158 pp, £1.95, April 1982, ISBN 0 330 26765 5

It is, as Jeremy Seabrook says, the similarities that strike you first.

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