The end of the north-south divide?

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Abstract

Using data from 1987 and 1992, the author argues that three changes have taken place signalling a new pattern of economic development. First, the rank order of unemployment by region has changed markedly; for example, Scotland is now below the avarage and London is now above. Second, the differences between regions has been reduced considerably. Third, the regions with the fastest growth in unemployment are south of the Severn-Humber line. It is concluded that the unemployment pattern is now more complex and is related to high unemployment in certain urban areas rather than regions. Accordingly, regional aid needs to be reviewed along with travel to work areas in order to reflect the new reality. -A.Gilg

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
JournalPlanner
Volume78
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1992

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