On regional unemployment: an empirical examination of the determinants of geographical differentials in the UK
AbstractThis paper considers the determinants of regional disparities in unemployment rates for the UK regions at NUTS-II level. We use a mixture panel data model to describe unemployment differentials between heterogeneous groups of regions. The results indicate the existence of two clusters of regions in the UK economy, characterised by high and low unemployment rates respectively. A major source of heterogeneity seems to be caused by the varying (between the two clusters) effect of the share of employment in the services sector, and we trace its origin to the fact that the "high unemployment" cluster is characterised by a higher degree of urbanization.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 28542.
Date of creation: Dec 2010
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distribution dynamics; regional labour markets; unemployment differentials;
Other versions of this item:
- Michelle Gilmartin & Dimitris Korobilis, 2012. "On Regional Unemployment: An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of Geographical Differentials in the UK," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 59(2), pages 179-195, 05.
- Dimitris Korobilis & Michelle Gilmartin, 2011. "On Regional Unemployment: An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of Geographical Differentials in the UK," Working Paper Series 13_11, The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
- J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
- C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-02-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2011-02-12 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2011-02-12 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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