Employment outcomes in non-metropolitan labour markets: individual and regional labour market factors

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Title Employment outcomes in non-metropolitan labour markets: individual and regional labour market factors
Author Baum, Scott; Bill, Anthea; Mitchell, William F.
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
Editor John Mangan
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Regional Science Association, Australian and New Zealand Section
Abstract There has been a growing awareness that the issue of labour market disadvantage is substantially greater than merely considering unemployment and the ability to find a job. There is an increasing literature that points to the advantages of considering a broader concept which accounts for those people who are traditionally unemployed, but also individuals who are under-employed and those who are sub-unemployed or discouraged workers. Taking multi-level survey and census data for Australian non-metropolitan regions this paper applies a broad employability framework to an understanding of labour underutilisation which presents the risk of underutilisation as a function of individual characteristics, personal circumstances and the impact of local labour market characteristics. The analysis finds that the risk of labour underutilisation in non-metropolitan regions is associated with a range of individual characteristics and circumstances together with the characteristics of the local labour market. The findings indicate that policy designed to address issues of labour underutilisation needs to focus on both supply and demand-sides of the labour market in order to be effective.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.anzrsai.org/page/publications/ajrs/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 ANZRSAI. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 14
Issue Number 1
Page from 5
Page to 25
ISSN 1324-0935
Date Accessioned 2008-07-15
Language en_US
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Studies in Human Society
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22575
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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