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League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?

Nolan, Michael A.; Reynolds, Michael; Trotter, Stephen

Authors

Dr Michael Nolan M.A.Nolan@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Economics and Programme Director, BSc Economics (Certificate and Diploma Stages) and BSc(Econ) Economics (Honours Stage)

Michael Reynolds

Dr Steve Trotter S.D.Trotter@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer/ Director of Learning and Teaching for the Business School



Abstract

This paper seeks to provide further evidence about ‘league table’ orderings for deprivation in local areas, especially for two domains – employment and education – which seem likely to be closely related. Rather than relying solely on administrative Local Authority areas and functional economic areas, our focus is to refine the concentric banding approach introduced in Nolan et al. (Local Economy 27(4): 403–418, 2012), and to apply it throughout England. We also introduce two new procedures by which areas might be systematically split into smaller components. The spatial distributions of employment and education deprivation turn out to be quite different (and distinct from the spatial distribution of overall deprivation). Throughout, there is clear evidence that it matters what size of local area is considered.

Citation

Nolan, M. A., Reynolds, M., & Trotter, S. (2020). League tables and concentric banding: how similar are the employment and education domains of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010?. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 13(1), 257-288. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-019-09302-w

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2019
Online Publication Date May 18, 2019
Publication Date Mar 1, 2020
Deposit Date Jun 11, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jun 12, 2019
Journal Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy
Print ISSN 1874-463X
Electronic ISSN 1874-4621
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 1
Pages 257-288
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12061-019-09302-w
Keywords Spatial unit; Areal unit; League table; Employment deprivation; Education deprivation
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1972471
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12061-019-09302-w
Additional Information Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

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