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Spatial Pattern of Economic Activity and Inactivity in Britain: People or Place Effects?


  • Allan Little


Little A. Spatial pattern of economic activity and inactivity in Britain: people or place effects?, Regional Studies. The paper applies a decomposition analysis to account statistically for the part played by demographic factors, in differential rates of employment, unemployment, inactivity and recorded sickness, across Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) level 2 areas. Spatial variation in long-term sickness and disability cannot simply be attributed to prevailing population structures. One interpretation is that the success of supply-side policies could be constrained by the concentration of Incapacity Benefit claimants in demand-deficient areas. [image omitted] Little A. La distribution geographique de l'activite et de l'inactivite economiques en Grande-Bretagne: des effets population ou des effets espace?, Regional Studies. L'article cherche a appliquer une analyse par decomposition afin de tenir compte statistiquement du role joue par des facteurs demographiques dans les taux differentiels de l'emploi, du chomage, de l'inactivite et l'absence pour cause de maladie a travers les zones Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) 2. On ne peut simplement imputer la variation geographique de la maladie et de l'invalidite a long terme a la demographie actuelle. Une interpretation est la suivante: la reussite des politiques de l'offre pourrait etre limitee par la concentration des demandeurs de la Incapacity Benefit (allocation d'invalidite) dans des zones ou la demande est insuffisante. Regions Inactivite Invalidite Little A. Das raumliche Muster von wirtschaftlicher Aktivitat und Inaktivitat in Grossbritannien: personelle oder raumliche Effekte?, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag wird eine Dekompositionsanalyse angewandt, um die Rolle von demografischen Faktoren fur die unterschiedlichen Quoten von Beschaftigung, Arbeitslosigkeit, Inaktivitat und Krankschreibungen in den Gebieten der Stufe Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) 2 statistisch zu berucksichtigen. Raumliche Abweichungen bei langfristigen Krankheiten und Behinderungen konnen nicht einfach nur auf die vorherrschenden Bevolkerungsstrukturen zuruckgefuhrt werden. Eine Interpretation lautet, dass der Erfolg von Politiken auf der Angebotsseite durch die Konzentration der Bezieher von Erwerbsunfahigkeitsleistungen auf Gebiete mit mangelnder Nachfrage beeintrachtigt werden konnte. Regionen Inaktivitat Behinderung Little A. El modelo espacial de la actividad economica y la inactividad en el Reino Unido: ¿Efecto personal o de ubicacion?, Regional Studies. En este articulo aplico un analisis de descomposicion para explicar estadisticamente que papel desempenan los factores demograficos en las tasas diferenciales de empleo, desempleo, inactividad y enfermedad documentada en las areas del nivel Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) 2. La variacion espacial en enfermedad e incapacidad a largo plazo no pueden atribuirse simplemente a las estructuras predominantes de la poblacion. Una interpretacion es que el exito de las politicas de oferta podria estar limitado por la concentracion de solicitantes de prestaciones sociales por incapacidad en areas con deficiencias en la demanda. Regiones Inactividad Discapacidad

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  • Allan Little, 2009. "Spatial Pattern of Economic Activity and Inactivity in Britain: People or Place Effects?," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(7), pages 877-897.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:43:y:2009:i:7:p:877-897
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400801968395

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    1. Don J. Webber & Stephanié Rossouw, 2010. "Sub-national vulnerability measures:A spatial perspective," Working Papers 1004, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol.
    2. Stephanié Rossouw & Don J. Webber, 2012. "Sub-national vulnerability and relative location: A case study of South Africa," Working Papers 2012-01, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
    3. Mohamed Ali Ben Halima & Thierry Debrand & Camille Regaert, 2012. "Sick Leaves: Understanding Disparities Between French Departments," Working Papers DT50, IRDES institut for research and information in health economics, revised Oct 2012.

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