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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.


Steve Gibbons and Henry Overman

26 October 2011     Paper Number CEPCP353

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Urban programme.