The changing geography of occupations in engineering in Britain, 1978-1987
Green, Anne E. and Owen, David, 1954-. (1989) The changing geography of occupations in engineering in Britain, 1978-1987. Regional Studies, Volume 23 (Number 1). pp. 27-42. ISSN 0034-3404Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343408912331345262
This paper analyses the changing occupational structure and pattern of local specialization in the engineering industry and two contrasting sub-sectors, electronics and machinery, over a decade of radical change from 1978. Within the context of overall employment decline, professional engineers increased in absolute and relative importance across all sectors and local labour market areas. The initial main North-South dimension in the spatial division of labour remained apparent at the end of the period but there was some evidence of a tendency towards convergence in patterns of local occupational specialization. With changes in occupational structure, recruitment difficulties and skill shortages have arisen in both growing and declining occupations.
|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:||1 February 1989|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 27-42|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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