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Rural labour markets: the welsh example

  • Melanie K. Jones
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    This paper examines the rural labour market within Wales over the last decade. Data from the Labour Force Survey and the New Earnings Survey are used to compare trends in economic activity rates, employment, education and earnings in rural Wales with the rest of the country. In addition to the rural-urban comparison, evidence presented from other rural labour market studies is used to establish similarities between the rural labour market within Wales and the rest of the UK. In this respect, the paper collects evidence from which the need for differential labour market policy between the rural and urban area can be assessed.

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    Article provided by Taylor and Francis Journals in its journal Local Economy.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (August)
    Pages: 226-248

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:loceco:v:19:y:2004:i:3:p:226-248
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    1. S. J. Drinkwater & N. C. O'Leary, 1997. "Unemployment in Wales: Does Language Matter?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 31(6), pages 583-591.
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