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The State, Internal Migration, and the Growth of New Industrial Communities in Interwar Britain

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  • Scott, P.

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During inter-war years (particularly the 1930s) Britain witnessed considerable long-distance internal migration from the traditional heartlands of the North, Scotland, and Wales, to new or expanding industrial communities in the South East and Midlands. This paper examines the impact of internal migration on the development of rapidly growing industrial communities and the role of government in promoting such migration.

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  • Scott, P., 1999. "The State, Internal Migration, and the Growth of New Industrial Communities in Interwar Britain," Papers 125, Portsmouth University - Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:portec:125
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    Keywords

    MIGRATION ; UNITED KINGDOM ; URBAN DEVELOPMENT;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location

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