Unequal Britain: How Real Are Regional Disparities?
Average earnings vary widely across the regions of Britain, a fact that has prompted many decades of policies aimed at reducing regional disparities. But as Henry Overman and Steve Gibbons demonstrate, such variation reveals little, especially if we ignore regional differences in the cost of living and availability of local amenities.
26 October 2011 Paper Number CEPCP353
This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Urban programme.