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Sources of Job and Worker Flows: Evidence from a Panel of Regions

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  • Petri Böckerman
  • Kari Hämäläinen
  • Mika Maliranta

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This study explores the structure and the dynamics of regional job and worker flows. The measures of job and worker flows are related to economic fluctuations, demographic factors and industry structure by employing the data of 85 Finnish regions over the period 1988-97. It is shown that labour market dynamics differ markedly between regions. As in previous analyses of linked employer-employee data, job and worker flows are shown to behave cyclically. In addition, the results indicate that observable differences in regional productivity, in-migration, demographics and industry structure help to explain the prevailing disparities in regional labour markets. Copyright 2004, CEIS, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Petri Böckerman & Kari Hämäläinen & Mika Maliranta, 2004. "Sources of Job and Worker Flows: Evidence from a Panel of Regions," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 18(1), pages 105-129, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:18:y:2004:i:1:p:105-129
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    1. Nurmi, Satu, 2004. "Employment Dynamics and Openness to Trade in Finnish Manufacturing," Discussion Papers 956, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy.
    2. Raimund Krumm & Harald Strotmann, 2013. "The impact of regional location factors on job creation, job destruction and employment growth in manufacturing," Review of Regional Research: Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft, Springer;Gesellschaft für Regionalforschung (GfR), vol. 33(1), pages 23-48, February.

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    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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