Employment and Economic Activity in Different Swedish Border Regions
2015 (English)In: Uddevalla Symposium 2015. Regional Development in an International Context. Regional, National, Cross Border and International Factors for Growth and Development: Revised papers presented at the 18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark / [ed] Iréne Bernhard, Trollhättan: University West , 2015, 45-57 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study investigate how the effect of cross border activities between Sweden and its three Nordic neighbours influence the Swedish local economies along the border using municipal data from 2009. Two measures for the local economies are examined, economic activity (measured by gross pay per inhabitant) and employment rates. The Swedish border regions where divided into four regions: The Swedish border to Finland, The Swedish border to the part of Norway not included in the Oslo labour market, The Swedish border to the Oslo labour market, and the Swedish-Danish border region. The regression models show how the the regions compare to the Swedish average when controlled for market structure and accessibility to population. For Sweden's border regions to Denmark and the Oslo labour market there are significant improvements in both economic activity and employment rates when the border activity is included. The improvement is highest for the Oslo border regions. For the Swedish border to Finland and to the part of Norway not included inte the Olso labour market the border activity has no significant influence on either economic activity or employment rates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trollhättan: University West , 2015. 45-57 p.
Rapport Högskolan Väst, 2015:2
Border regions, employment, gross pay, regional development
Economics Probability Theory and Statistics
Research subject SOCIAL SCIENCE, Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8826ISBN: 978-91-87531-17-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8826DiVA: diva2:885106
18th Uddevalla Symposium, 11-13 June, Sönderborg, Denmark, 2015