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Exploring the complex structure of labour mobility networks. Evidence from Veneto microdata

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  • Carlo Gianelle

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    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice Cà Foscari)

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    This essay investigates the network structure of inter-firm worker mobility in Veneto, an industrial region of Northern Italy, using comprehensive employer-employee matched data. The empirical network reveals a small world pattern that hinges critically upon a few hub firms. Main hubs are found to be: (1) long-established manufacturing companies; (2) wholesale companies; and (3) companies supplying workforce to third parties. The methodology of investigation provides a toolkit for monitoring labour market evolution, and should enable industry policies supporting labour reallocation mechanisms.

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    Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari" in its series Working Papers with number 2011_13.

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    Date of creation: 2011
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    Keywords: regional labour markets; worker reallocation; complex networks; small world; hub dependence;

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    1. Serafinelli, Michel, 2013. "Good Firms, Worker Flows and Productivity," MPRA Paper 49055, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 12 Aug 2013.

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