Sharing after religionBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6923.277a (Published 22 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:277
- T Smith
Underlying most of our current political and economic concerns are the stunning statistics of idleness (by which I mean not laziness but people who would like to work but cannot find jobs). Three million people are unemployed in Britain; 30 million in Europe. And the registered unemployed are only part of the idle cohort: others are teenagers on phoney training schemes and the millions who have retired early having been given offers of redundancy they could not refuse. Overall, one recent estimate from a European Commissioner was that only 60% of people of working age in the European Union have jobs.
The other side of the …