Structural Unemployment: Demographic Change or Industrial Structure
AbstractChanges in demographic composition and industrial structure have been used to explain rising "natural" unemployment rates in Canada. We find the change in industry mix accommodated concurrent changes in labour force structure, but the substitution within industries, rather than changes in the mix, was the principal adjustment mechanism. Hence, we find it implausible that structural changes in labour supply should have been merely a response to industrial demand
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Queen's University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 624.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 1985
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- Charles M. Beach & S. F. Kaliski, 1986. "Structural Unemployment, Demographic Change or Industrial Structure?," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 12(2), pages 356-367, June.
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- S. F. Kaliski, 1984. "Why Must Unemployment Remain so High?," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 10(2), pages 127-141, June.
- Frank Reid & Douglas A. Smith, 1981. "The Impact of Demographic Changes on Unemployment," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 7(2), pages 348-351, Spring.
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