When and how does commuting to cities influence rural employment growth?
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This paper estimates the influence that rural-to-urban commuting has on rural employment growth, and whether the strength and spatial reach of this effect depend on commuters' levels of education. A main finding is that rural-to-urban commuting has a robust positive impact on rural employment growth in services and retail. There is no significant difference in how far these effects reach into rural Sweden for commuters with different levels of education. These results suggest that a viable policy for local employment growth in rural areas with reasonable commuting times to urban centers is to improve the commuting to urban centers.
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|Journal||Canadian Journal of Regional Science|
|Early online date||2016 Dec 13|
|Publication status||Published - 2017 Sep|