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Well-being and competitiveness: are the two linked at a place-based level?

Huggins, Robert and Thompson, Piers 2012. Well-being and competitiveness: are the two linked at a place-based level? Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 5 (1) , pp. 45-60. 10.1093/cjres/rsr017

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This paper considers the link between competitiveness and a variety of measures of well-being at a place-based level. Drawing on empirical data from the UK, a strong link is generally found to exist, suggesting a symbiotic relationship between competitiveness and well-being across localities. The paper also identifies a number of externalities, such as pollution, that are associated with lower levels of place-based well-being. It is suggested that economic development, social cohesion, welfare and environmental policies must become better integrated if they are to build sustainable places. Current policy frameworks, however, often run counter to this approach.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: well-being; competitiveness; places; externalities; welfare; localities
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1752-1378
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2019 09:05

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