The geography of changing female economic-activity rates - issues and implications for policy and methodology
Green, Anne E., Mawson, J., Cox, K. R. and Wood, A.. (2006) The geography of changing female economic-activity rates - issues and implications for policy and methodology. Regional Studies, Volume 28 (Number 6). pp. 633-639. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343409412331348536
In this issue of the Policy Review Section, Anne Green of the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, examines the changing structure of female participation in the labour market. Against this background it is her contention that the economic activity rate is no longer an adequate measure of contrasting patterns of labour force participation–across areas and within and between population sub-groups. Rather, she argues what is needed is a multiplicity of measures representing different dimensions of the quantity and quality of labour market experience. In the second article, Kevin Cox of the Department of Geography, Ohio State University, and Andrew Wood of the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, examine the manner in which inward investment is managed in the State of Ohio. They find that in the mediation of inward investment, local authorities are part of a division of labour that also includes electric and gas utilities and Chambers of Commerce. It is the utilities and Chambers that take the lead with the local authority only involved at the final stages in relation to matters such as financial incentives and zoning regulations. They argue that this finding challenges the orthodox academic view of the central role played by local authorities in inward investment promotion in the US.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Regional Studies|
|Official Date:||18 August 2006|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 633-639|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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