chapter  II
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“PARTICULAR” UNEMPLOYMENT AND A DECLINING POPULATION

WHAT then will be the effects of coming population changes on the problem of “particular” unemployment? At first sight it might appear that we should at least gain in one respect. Each new entrant into industry has to find a job, and there is frequently some delay before he does so. Since a falling population means a reduction in the proportion of new entrants to old members (not merely a reduction in the absolute number), surely this “initial placement” problem will be reduced?