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Classification of regional labour markets for purposes of labour market policy

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  • Uwe Blien
  • Franziska Hirschenauer
  • Phan thi Hong Van

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In many countries regional disparities are fairly large and persistent. Often classification systems are needed to provide succinct information on these disparities. This paper presents a model-based classification system which is designed to assess labour market conditions which influence the outcomes of active labour market policy. The innovation in this paper is the development of a procedure that combines a theory-guided analysis of determinants of regional disparities with standard classification approaches. The procedure is designed to resolve two limitations inherent in many existing classification schemes: first, their purely descriptive nature and second, the lack of a theoretically meaningful organization of the variable selection process. Copyright (c) 2010 the author(s). Papers in Regional Science (c) 2010 RSAI.

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  • Uwe Blien & Franziska Hirschenauer & Phan thi Hong Van, 2010. "Classification of regional labour markets for purposes of labour market policy," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 89(4), pages 859-880, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:89:y:2010:i:4:p:859-880
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