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Building balanced labour markets in the post-war New Towns

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/9781861347442.003.0004
Building balanced labour markets in the post-war New Towns

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This chapter presents an assessment of the rationalities and practices that are involved in the building of the New and Expanding Towns. It is focused on the key relationships that were established between employment and community building. This shows how the development agendas were underpinned by certain imaginations of place and specific understandings of how labour markets operated and could be created through policy programmes. The chapter also views migration as a mechanism for sustainable labour-market building and the optimisation of economic growth and social activity.

Keywords: expanding towns; development agendas; labour markets; migration; economic growth; social activity

Chapter.  11069 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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