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Sysselsättning och samhällsekonomi: en studie av Algots etablering i Västerbotten
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
1978 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Economics of employmen : a study of the location of Algots Ltd in the county of Västerbotten (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the thesis is to study some of the essential consequences of the location of Algots Ltd in three municipalities (Lycksele, Norsjö and Skellefteå) in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. The factories were established with huge subsidies from the Swedish Government which considered the location as a major effort to stimulate regional development in Västerbotten County.The study shows that the yearly working time has increased, on average, by 80 per cent for the women who received employment in one of the factories. Both the incomemult i pi i er and the employmentmult i piier effects in Västerbotten County are rather small since the intermediate goods used by the firm are produced outside the region. The study also contain cost-benefit analysis as applied to the whole economy. Primarily due to very poor private profitability, the investment has yielded negative profitability to the whole economy except in the case of the Norsjö factory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1978. , 217 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 53
Keyword [en]
Regional development, labour market policies, cost-benefit analysis, input-output analysis, multiplier effects
National Category
Economics and Business Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76769OAI: diva2:636904
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1978-12-01, Samhällsvetarhuset, hörsal C, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:00
Available from: 2013-07-15 Created: 2013-07-15 Last updated: 2013-07-15Bibliographically approved

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