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A Demographically Augmented Shift-Share Employment Analysis: An Application to Canadian Employment Patterns

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  • Brox, James A.
  • Carvalho, Emanuel

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In this paper we illustrate how the traditional shift-share model may be readily ex-panded to analyse disaggregate data on various age-sex cohorts of the labour market. Further we show that such results can be misleading unless age-sex-specific labour-force changes are explicitly considered. We then analyze the performance of the Canadian regional labour mar-kets as an example of the proposed procedure.

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Article provided by Mid-Continent Regional Science Association in its journal Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy.

Volume (Year): 38 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Keywords: Labor and Human Capital;

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