The Fading Attraction of Central Regions: An Empirical Note on Core-Periphery Gradients in Western Europe

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Title
The Fading Attraction of Central Regions: An Empirical Note on Core-Periphery Gradients in Western Europe
Journal
Spatial Economic Analysis
Author(s)
Brülhart M.
ISSN
1742-1772
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2006
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
1
Number
2
Pages
227-235
Language
english
Abstract
This paper describes sectoral core-periphery gradients across Western European regions over the period 1975-2000, and it estimates the impact of EU membership on countries' internal geography. Overall, it is found that the centrality of European regions has been losing importance as a determinant for the location of employment. Central regions have gained employment share in none of the eight broad sectors analysed, whereas peripheral regions have significantly gained employment share in four of these sectors. Accession to the EU has favoured countries' peripheral regions in terms of manufacturing employment and their central regions in terms of service employment.
Keywords
Geographic concentration, EU regions, core-periphery gradients
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