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Some Aspects of Labour Market Flows in New Zealand 1986-2001

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It is now commonplace to study labour market dynamics using flows data from labour force panel surveys. The analysis of labour market flows to and from the states of employment, unemployment and non-participation has received most attention. This paper considers some New Zealand aspects of these flows with particular reference to concepts, descriptive features, the behavioural responses implied by the Markov approach to modelling labour market transitions, a brief literature review and some preliminary econometric results on the trend and cyclical features of New Zealand's gross flows.

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Paper provided by University of Waikato, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 01/02.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 30 Nov 2001
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Handle: RePEc:wai:econwp:01/02

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Keywords: gross labour market flows; labour market dynamics; New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey;

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  1. Razzak, Weshah, 2013. "New Zealand Labour Market Dynamics Pre- and post-global financial crisis," MPRA Paper 52462, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Brian Silverstone, 2004. "Help Wanted in New Zealand: The ANZ Bank Job Advertisement Series," Working Papers in Economics 04/03, University of Waikato, Department of Economics.
  3. Razzak, Weshah, 2008. "On The dynamic of search, matching and productivity in New Zealand and Australia," MPRA Paper 8262, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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