Labour underutilisation in metropolitan labour markets in Australia: individual characteristics, personal circumstances and local labour markets

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Title Labour underutilisation in metropolitan labour markets in Australia: individual characteristics, personal circumstances and local labour markets
Author Baum, Scott; Bill, Anthea; Mitchell, William
Journal Name Urban Studies
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd
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 fi nd a job. There is an increasing literature that points to the advantages of considering a broader concept which accounts not only for those people who are traditionally unemployed, but also for individuals who are underemployed and those who are sub-unemployed or discouraged workers. Taking multidimensional survey and census data for Australian 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 fi nds that the risk of labour underutilisation is associated with a range of individual characteristics and personal circumstances together with the characteristics of the metropolitan local labour market.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098008089865
Volume 45
Issue Number 5-6
Page from 1193
Page to 1216
ISSN 0042-0980
Date Accessioned 2008-05-26
Date Available 2009-09-25T04:41:27Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22591
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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