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the effect of cross-border city cooperation on the regional labour market : the case of Øresund

Horst, B. ter (2013) the effect of cross-border city cooperation on the regional labour market : the case of Øresund.

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Abstract:The paper at hand discusses labour market trends within the Øresund region between Denmark and Sweden. It will do so by discussing the role cross-border city co-operation and the public authorities have played as well as looking to the effectiveness of the Øresund bridge. In order to assess the last, data is gathered before the bridge was built, shortly afterwards and for the longer term period. The paper is structured as follows: First the concepts of cross-border co-operation and labour market will be introduced together with the region of the Øresund. Second it will set out the influence of the public authority on the labour market discussing both direct (e.g. labour market policies) and indirect (e.g. large material constructs) effects. The third part will connect these concepts to the contemporary Øresund region. The fourth part will set out the development of the regional labour market. This is done by using the KILM scheme of the ILO. The main results of this part show an influence of the bridge on indicators such as the labour force participation rate and labour mobility, but hardly any influence on indicators such as the unemployment rate. The paper is finished by means of a conclusion.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
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