Spatial-aspects of labour mobility in the 1980s
Green, Anne E. and Owen, David. (1989) Spatial-aspects of labour mobility in the 1980s. Geoforum, Volume 20 (Number 1). pp. 107-126. ISSN 0016-7185Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org./10.1016/0016-7185(89)90021-3
The recent recovery of the British economy has been associated with greater flexibility in labour markets, with a breakdown in wage rigidities, curbs on trade union power and a reduction in employee protection. However, it is often claimed that further manpower flexibility is hampered by the geographical immobility of labour. This paper considers this claim in reviewing the spatial aspects of labour mobility in the 1980s. After reviewing the theoretical analyses of labour migration, it presents empirical evidence on the extent of migration in the 1980s. Attention is then forwarded on housing as one of the main barriers to labour mobility.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Labor mobility|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geoforum|
|Publisher:||Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-126|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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