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A Demographically Augmented Shift-Share Employment Analysis: An Application to Canadian Employment Patterns

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  • Brox, James A.
  • Carvalho, Emanuel

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In this paper we illustrate how the traditional shift-share model may be readily ex-panded to analyse disaggregate data on various age-sex cohorts of the labour market. Further we show that such results can be misleading unless age-sex-specific labour-force changes are explicitly considered. We then analyze the performance of the Canadian regional labour mar-kets as an example of the proposed procedure.

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  • Brox, James A. & Carvalho, Emanuel, 2008. "A Demographically Augmented Shift-Share Employment Analysis: An Application to Canadian Employment Patterns," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 38(1).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:jrapmc:132342
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