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Extended local labor markets due to high speed trains: Visualization of estimations in the Swedish national travel demand forecasting tool, SAMPERS
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4871-833X
2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Wider economic benefits resulting from extended geographical mobility is one argument for investments in high-speed rail. More specifically, the argument for high-speed trains in Sweden has been that they can help to further spatially extend labor market regions which in turn has a positive effect on growth and development. In this paper the aim is to cartographically visualize the potential size of the labor markets in areas that could be affected by possible future high-speed trains. The visualization is based on the forecasts of labor mobility with public transport made by the Swedish national mobility transport forecasting tool, SAMPERS, for two alternative high-speed rail scenarios. The analysis, not surprisingly, suggests that the largest impact of high-speed trains results in the area where the future high speed rail tracks are planned to be built. This expected effect on local labor market regions of high-speed trains could mean that possible regional economic development effects also are to be expected in this area. However, the results, in general, from the SAMPERS forecasts indicaterelatively small increases in local labor market potentials.

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Borlänge: Högskolan Dalarna, 2013. , 32 p.
Working papers in transport, tourism, information technology and microdata analysis, ISSN 1650-5581 ; 29
Keyword [en]
infrastructure, region enlargement, commuting potentials
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Economics
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - transports
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13498OAI: diva2:678064
Available from: 2013-12-11 Created: 2013-12-11 Last updated: 2015-07-01

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