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Employment Growth in Italian Local Labour Systems: Issues of Model Specification and Sectoral Aggregation

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  • Francesca Mameli
  • Alessandra Faggian
  • Philip McCann

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Abstract In this paper we construct a model to estimate local employment growth in Italian local labour markets for the period 1991–2001. The model is constructed in a similar manner to the original models of Glaeser et al. (1992), Henderson et al. (1995) and Combes (2000). Our objective is to identify the extent to which the results estimated by these types of models are themselves sensitive to the model specification. In order to do this we extend the basic models by successively incorporating new explanatory variables into the model framework. In addition, and for the first time, we also estimate these same models at two different levels of sectoral aggregation, for the same spatial structure. Our results indicate that these models are highly sensitive to sectoral aggregation and classification and our results therefore strongly support the use of highly disaggregated data.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Spatial Economic Analysis.

Volume (Year): 3 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 343-360

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Handle: RePEc:taf:specan:v:3:y:2008:i:3:p:343-360

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  8. Michaela Fuchs & Udo Brixy, 2011. "How important are plant and regional characteristics for employment dynamics? Plant-level evidence for Germany," ERSA conference papers ersa10p243, European Regional Science Association.
  9. Anne Otto & Michaela Fuchs & Wolfgang Dauth, 2011. "Long-term processes of regional concentration and dispersion - fuzzy evidence for Western Germany," ERSA conference papers ersa10p537, European Regional Science Association.

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