This text offers the first systematic and comprehensive overview of the economic geography of the UK for two decades. With contributions by many of the leading academics in the field, it offers a powerful case for exploring the UK economy from a geographical perspective.

Key Features:

  • Investigates a single aspect of the UK economy within each chapter
  • Covers topics including: the uneven development of the UK, the city and finance, government spending, pensions, housing, manufacturing, business services, agriculture, retailing, energy, immigration, and labor market change
  • Demonstrates how the UK economy's fortunes are increasingly shaped by its links to the wider European and global economies

Written for students studying the economic development of the UK, the text offers a vibrant, easy-to-understand analysis of the current and future challenges that face the contemporary UK economy.

The Geographical Pension Gap: Understanding Patterns of Inequality in UK Occupational Pensions

The geographical pension gap: Understanding patterns of inequality in UK occupational pensions
KendraStrauss and Gordon L.Clark

Aims

  • To show how three interrelated processes — the balance of public/private sector employment, inequalities in health and longevity, and different financial ecologies — shape the contemporary pensions landscape
  • To highlight the necessity of looking beyond the North-South divide in understanding geographical patterns of pension inequality in the UK
  • To illustrate the ways in which the processes that shape pension inequality operate across a range of economic scales

Pensions are not a topic that interests most of us until retirement is on the horizon. People of working age are aware that they should plan for retirement: a recent survey of attitudes to pensions ...

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