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Economic Performance in Rural England

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  • Nigel Curry
  • Don J. Webber

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Curry N. and Webber D. J. Economic performance in rural England, Regional Studies . Measuring rural economic performance is obscured by the simultaneous use of two spatial platforms: the ‘city-region’ and the ‘rural definition’. The characteristics of these spatial platforms for measuring rural economic performance are explored through plant-level productivity data. In general, English rural districts are less productive, but particularly where they are both lagging and fall outside city-regions. The city-region platform exacerbates rural productivity performance, but since 2000, rural districts have not been charged with pursuing productivity objectives anyway. Curry N. et Webber D. J. La performance économique des zones rurales d'Angleterre, Regional Studies . Mesurer la performance économique rurale s'embrouille dans l'emploi simultané de deux plates-formes géographiques: à savoir, la ‘région-cité’ et la ‘définition rurale’. A partir des données sur la productivité des établissements, on cherche à examiner les caractéristiques géographiques de ces plates-formes-ci pour mesurer la performance économique rurale. En règle générale, les zones rurales d'Angleterre s'avèrent moins productives, notamment là où elles sont en perte de vitesse et situées à l'extérieur des régions-cités. La région-cité en tant que plate-forme aggrave la performance des zones rurales quant à leur productivité, mais, depuis l'an 2000, on ne confie pas la charge de la réalisation des objectifs de la productivité aux zones rurales. Politique économique rurale Productivité Compétences Structure industrielle Curry N. und Webber D. J. Wirtschaftsleistung ländlicher Gebiete in England, Regional Studies . Die Messung der Wirtschaftsleistung in ländlichen Gebieten wird durch den gleichzeitigen Einsatz von zwei verschiedenen räumlichen Plattformen verschleiert: der ‘Stadtregion’ und der ‘Definition ländlicher Gebiete’. Wir untersuchen die Merkmale dieser räumlichen Plattformen zur Messung der Wirtschaftsleistung in ländlichen Gebieten mit Hilfe von Produktivitätsdaten auf Betriebsebene. Ländliche Gebiete sind in England generell weniger produktiv; dies ist jedoch insbesondere bei rückständigen Gebieten außerhalb von Stadtregionen der Fall. Die Plattform der Stadtregion verschlechtert die Leistung von ländlichen Gebieten; allerdings wurden die ländlichen Gebiete seit dem Jahr 2000 ohnehin nicht mit der Verwirklichung von Produktivitätszielen beauftragt. Wirtschaftspolitik in ländlichen Gebieten Produktivität Qualifikationen Branchens truktur Curry N. y Webber D. J. Desempeño económico en la Inglaterra rural, Regional Studies . La medición del desempeño económico rural está eclipsada por el uso simultáneo de dos plataformas espaciales: la ‘región metropolitana’ y la ‘definición de rural’. Analizamos las características de estas plataformas espaciales para la medición del desempeño económico rural con ayuda de datos de productividad a nivel de empresas. En general, las comarcas rurales inglesas son menos productivas; esto ocurre sobre todo en comarcas menos desarrolladas y fuera de las regiones metropolitanas. La plataforma de las regiones metropolitanas empeora el rendimiento de la productividad rural, aunque de todas formas desde 2000 no se ha exigido a las comarcas rurales que consigan objetivos de productividad. Política económica rural Productividad Habilidades Estructura industrial

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  • Nigel Curry & Don J. Webber, 2012. "Economic Performance in Rural England," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(3), pages 279-291, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:46:y:2012:i:3:p:279-291 DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.505914
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    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure

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