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Book chapter2022Peer reviewed

Commuting and labour market challenges in swedish sparsely populated areas

Kristensen, I.; Grunfelder, J.


This chapter seeks to explore the accessibility challenges of rural-to-urban commuting in V?sterbotten, one of Sweden’s most sparsely populated areas. By employing the case study approach, the chapter aims to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how the improved governance of public transport might contribute to bridging the rural-urban gap. It considers institutional conditions for the realisation of transport solutions, indicating the importance of streamlining mandates between institutions involved in the transport planning process. The chapter concludes with a discussion on how a holistic and coordinated approach to regional transport planning may contribute to urban-rural labour market development and combat the lack of highly skilled workers in accessible rural areas through the introduction of more attractive inter-municipal transport solutions.

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Title: Rural Accessibility in European Regions
ISBN: 978-0-367-53925-2, eISBN: 978-1-003-08374-0
Publisher: Taylor and Francis

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    Public Administration Studies
    Human Geography

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