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The politics of regional disadvantage : regional differences in public sector employment

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Linda Colley, K Brown
The notion of regional disparity has received attention by government as entire regions may lag national average indictors of wellbeing and performance through lack of natural resources or access to human capital. Regional prosperity is affected by many different circumstances, including government activities and public service participation in regional labour markets. This research offers a new conceptualisation of space, place and scale in the public employment context. It examines public service jobs across regions in a particular jurisdiction and analyses how public employment compares to other jobs in each regional labour market. The research concludes that public services and public employment policies play an important role in the quantity and quality of regional job opportunities, and that public service restructuring that involves job cuts and outsourcing will affect this regional prosperity in unforeseen ways.

History

Volume

39

Issue

4

Start Page

664

End Page

696

Number of Pages

33

eISSN

2327-4433

ISSN

0734-9149

Location

United States

Publisher

Southern Public Administration Education Foundation

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Curtin University; School of Business and Law (2013- ); TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Public administration quarterly.

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