Economic linkages between urban and rural regions - what's in it for the rural?

Bosworth, Gary and Venhorst, Viktor (2018) Economic linkages between urban and rural regions - what's in it for the rural? Regional Studies . ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Urban-rural interdependences are modelled based on wages, cost of living and inter-regional migration and commuting. Rural-to-urban commuting generates a scenario where the relative level of urban wages can continue to outperform rural wages without residential migration and increased costs of living acting as equilibrating forces.
The spread of urban workers could be detrimental for rural regions without clear mechanisms for their human and financial capital to penetrate local economies. Therefore, “What’s in it for the rural?” depends upon the ability of rural regions to capture the value attached to highly mobile, skilled workers choosing to live in the rural region.

Keywords:Rural Development, Rural Economies, Regional Labour Markets, Commuting, Agglomeration, Spread Effects
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
L Social studies > L722 Urban Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
ID Code:27664
Deposited On:16 Jun 2017 09:18

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