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Classification of regional labour markets for purposes of labour market policy

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  • Uwe Blien
  • Franziska Hirschenauer
  • Phan thi Hong Van

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In many countries regional disparities are fairly large and persistent. Often classification systems are needed to provide succinct information on these disparities. This paper presents a model-based classification system which is designed to assess labour market conditions which influence the outcomes of active labour market policy. The innovation in this paper is the development of a procedure that combines a theory-guided analysis of determinants of regional disparities with standard classification approaches. The procedure is designed to resolve two limitations inherent in many existing classification schemes: first, their purely descriptive nature and second, the lack of a theoretically meaningful organization of the variable selection process. Copyright (c) 2010 the author(s). Papers in Regional Science (c) 2010 RSAI.

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Volume (Year): 89 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (November)
Pages: 859-880

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Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:89:y:2010:i:4:p:859-880

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  1. Hirschenauer, Franziska & Springer, Angelina, 2014. "Vergleichstypen 2014 : Aktualisierung der SGB-III-Typisierung," IAB-Forschungsbericht 201402, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  2. Bauer, Angela & Kruppe, Thomas, 2013. "Policy Styles : zur Genese des Politikstilkonzepts und dessen Einbindung in Evaluationsstudien," IAB Discussion Paper 201322, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  3. Carlo Altavilla & Floro Ernesto Caroleo, 2011. "Asymmetric Effects of National-based Active Labour Market Policies," CSEF Working Papers 293, Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, Italy.
  4. Dauth, Wolfgang & Dorner, Matthias & Blien, Uwe, 2013. "Neukonzeption der Typisierung im SGB-II-Bereich : Vorgehensweise und Ergebnisse," IAB-Forschungsbericht 201311, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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