Analysis of Vocational and Residential Preferences of Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia
AbstractThis study represents the first application of Choice Experiments to the analysis of the monetary and non-pecuniary determinants of vocational choice and spatial labor supply. It identifies the determinants of individuals choice of jobs and place of residence, and provides a better understanding of the process of rural labor adjustments in a country in transition, Slovenia. The results indicate that the effect of wages, as the main factor influencing employment choice, is counterbalanced by other determinants affecting working conditions and residence. A considerable degree of immobility in terms of migration and commuting has been revealed. As a result, a rapid urbanisation process is unlikely to happen in the near future, according to individuals preferences.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia with number 25534.
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Choice experiments; labor supply; migration; rural; Slovenia; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; J0; P0; C0;
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- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
- P0 - Economic Systems - - General
- C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General
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