The evolution of Local Labour Market Areas in contrasting regions

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Title: The evolution of Local Labour Market Areas in contrasting regions
Authors: Coombes, Mike | Casado-Díaz, José M.
Research Group/s: Territorio y Movilidad. Mercados de Trabajo y Vivienda
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Economía Internacional | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Económicas | Newcastle University. Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies
Keywords: Local labour markets | Travel-to-work | Commuting | Functional areas | Mobility | United Kingdom | Spain | Valencia | TTWAs | Census of Population
Knowledge Area: Economía Aplicada | Geografía
Date Created: 23-Aug-2005
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2007
Abstract: In many local labour markets across Europe and elsewhere, a rapidly growing minority of workers are making long commuting trips. One consequence for research into journey-to-work flows which seeks to identify the boundaries of local labour market areas (LLMAs), is that these boundaries represent a ‘snap shot’ of an increasingly volatile pattern. In fact, it remains an unmet challenge for regional science to represent the way commuting patterns are evolving. Is it sufficient to simply update maps, using a consistent method which is then applied to successive ‘snap-shot’ datasets? This approach will be illustrated in contrasting regions. On the other hand, are there alternative forms of analysis better able to identify areas where change has been greater – or less – than elsewhere? The paper will end with some explorations in pursuit of this aim.
Description: Paper presented at the 45th Congress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Amsterdam, 23-28th August 2005.
Sponsor: Mike Coombes acknowledges the research funding from the Office for National Statistics in Britain which has made possible some of the analyses discussed in this paper. José Manuel Casado-Díaz has received financial support from the Spanish Department of Education and Science (ref. BEC2003-02391) through a programme partly funded by the European Fund for Regional Development. Technical support provided by staff co-financed by the Spanish Department of Education and Science, the European Social Fund and the UA.
Other Identifiers: ersa05p303
Language: eng
Type: Other
Peer Review: si
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