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Regional Labour Market Adjustment and the Movements of People: A Review

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  • David C Maré
  • Wai Kin Choy

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
    Policy Co-ordination and Development, New Zealand Treasury)

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This review paper examines the link between internal migration and regional labour market adjustment. It outlines the motivation and scope of our enquiry, discusses the three key questions that we plan to pursue, reviews relevant international and New Zealand literature, and outlines proposals for future research. The first key question examines whether migration helps regional labour market adjustment. The second question investigates how important migration is as a regional labour market adjustment mechanism. The final question looks at who is moving and whether it matters for regional labour market adjustment.

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Paper provided by New Zealand Treasury in its series Treasury Working Paper Series with number 01/08.

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Length: 135 pages
Date of creation: 2001
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Handle: RePEc:nzt:nztwps:01/08

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Keywords: regional labour market; internal migration; regional labour market adjustment;

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  1. Wai Kin Choy & David C Mare & Peter Mawson, 2002. "Modelling Regional Labour Market Adjustment in New Zealand," Treasury Working Paper Series, New Zealand Treasury 02/01, New Zealand Treasury.
  2. Ioannis Kaplanis & Vassilis Monastiriotis, 2012. "Flexible Employment and Cross-Regional Adjustment," SERC Discussion Papers, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE 0100, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.
  3. Papps, Kerry L. & Newell, James O., 2002. "Identifying Functional Labour Market Areas in New Zealand: A Reconnaissance Study Using Travel-to-Work Data," IZA Discussion Papers 443, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. David C. Maré & Michelle Poland, 2005. "Defining Geographic Communities," Working Papers, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research 05_09, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  5. Isabelle Sin & Steven Stillman, 2005. "The Geographical Mobility of Maori in New Zealand," Working Papers, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research 05_05, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.
  6. Steven Stillman & David Mare, 2007. "The Impact of Immigration on the Geographic Mobility of New Zealanders," CReAM Discussion Paper Series, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London 0714, Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), Department of Economics, University College London.
  7. The Treasury, 2001. "Geography and the Inclusive Economy: A Regional Perspective," Treasury Working Paper Series, New Zealand Treasury 01/17, New Zealand Treasury.

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