Employability and labour under-utilization in non-metropolitan labour markets

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Title Employability and labour under-utilization in non-metropolitan labour markets
Author Baum, Scott; Bill, Anthea; Mitchell, William F.
Journal Name Regional Studies
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper addresses labour under-utilization and considers the factors that are associated with under-utilization risk of individuals embedded in diverse non-metropolitan labour market regions. Taking survey and census data for Australian nonmetropolitan regions, this paper applies a broad employability framework that presents the risk of under-utilization as a function of individual characteristics, personal circumstances, and labour market characteristics. The analysis finds that under-utilization is associated with individual characteristics and circumstances plus local labour market conditions. The findings indicate that policy designed to address labour under-utilization needs to focus on the outcomes of a multilevel framework in order to be effective.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400802154565
Volume 43
Issue Number 8
Page from 1091
Page to 1103
ISSN 1360-0591
Date Accessioned 2009-09-14
Language en_AU
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Labour Economics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30594
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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