Re: to contribute to somebody doing = to lead to/result in somebody doing
1. We don't say "heavy unemployment". We say "high unemployment".
Originally Posted by JACEK1
2. To say that something contributes to somebody doing something is quite common.
3. I don't think that "contributed to" and "led to" mean the same. "Contributed to" suggests that it was one of several factors. "Led to" suggests that it was the one (or main) factor.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.