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Building sustainable communitiesSpatial policy and labour mobility in post-war Britain$
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Mike Raco

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347442

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.001.0001

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

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

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Building sustainable communities
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Mike Raco

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347442.003.0003

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

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