Overman, Henry G. and Gibbons, Stephen (2011) Unequal Britain: how real are regional disparities? Centrepiece, 17 (1). pp. 23-25. ISSN 1362-3761
Average earnings vary widely across the regions of Britain, a fact that has prompted many decades of policies aimed at reducing regional disparities. But as Henry Overman and Steve Gibbons demonstrate, such variation reveals little, especially if we ignore regional differences in the cost of living and availability of local amenities.
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