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Reconstruction, regional policy, and labour market-building: inter-regional labour transfer policies in the post-war period

Mike Raco

in Building sustainable communities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347442
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301585 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0003
Reconstruction, regional policy, and labour market-building: inter-regional labour transfer policies in the post-war period

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This chapter references archival sources and contemporary accounts and examines the many ways the sustainable labour market has been defined and redefined during this post-war period. It argues that the role of the state became one of regulating and controlling spatial development and of matching labour supply with labour demand. The chapter also shows how more-interventionist British governments after the Second World War saw the engineering of regional economies. This was done through selected inter-regional labour migration and resettlement, and was considered to be a core component of broader regional-development agendas.

Keywords: sustainable labour markets; state; spatial development; labour supply; labour demand; interventionist British governments; engineering; regional economies; regional-development agendas

Chapter.  10808 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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