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The fluctuating record of economic regeneration in England's second-order city regions, 1984-2007

Champion, Tony and Townsend, Alan (2009) The fluctuating record of economic regeneration in England's second-order city regions, 1984-2007. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0033. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This study examines how far and in what way ‘Our cities are back’, as claimed by England’s Core Cities Group. It focuses on 1984-2007 employment changes for the eight Core Cities and their city regions: Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. City regions are defined on a consistent functional basis and allowance is made for discontinuities in the jobs time-series. These provincial city regions are found to have suffered relatively less than London in the early 1990s recession, but then recovered more slowly to achieve their greatest rates of growth in 1998- 2002 and only then did the Core Cities outpace the rest of their city regions. Employment growth slowed after this, though their population recovery continued.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2009 Tony Champion and Alan Townsend
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Identification Number: SERCDP0033
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 10:55

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