chapter  7
The Unsettled: Social Problems in a Suburban City
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When people move on to a new home, they are usually also looking for a fresh beginning and a better life. But not everyone who moved to Milton Keynes was able to achieve this. Some people felt profoundly unhappy once they had moved to the new city, and were unable to settle down. Some sociologists termed this problem 'the new town blues'. Others, who stayed on in the new city, were upset and disorientated by the afflictions of poverty and unemployment. Their story is a different one from those told in the previous and next chapters.