Spatial Mobility, Workers and Jobs: Perspectives from the Northern Ireland Experience

Ian Shuttleworth, Anne E. Green

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    Spatial mobility, workers and jobs: perspectives from the Northern Ireland experience,Regional Studies. How best to address local concentrations of worklessness is a key question for labour market, economic developmentand social inclusion policy. Historically, initiatives in Northern Ireland have focused on moving ‘jobs to workers’, butin changed political circumstances there is now greater emphasis on encouraging the movement of ‘workers to jobs’. A review of the Northern Ireland experience in the context of broader consideration of the geography and socio-institutional structure of local labour markets sheds light on the difficulties and successes in implementing both approaches. It is concluded that both have a role to play because labour market space is simultaneously ‘segmented’ and ‘seamless
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1105-1115
    Number of pages11
    JournalRegional Studies
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Social Sciences(all)

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