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Investigation for an Approach to Optimise the Structure of Human Force


  • Nooraddin Sharify

    () (University of Mazandaran, Department of Economics, Babolsar, Iran.)


This paper proposes an approach to find an optimum structure for educational levels of human forces. To this end, a Linear Programming (LP) Model integrated with a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) was employed. The integrated model was employed using the SAM of Golestan Province of Iran. It was demonstrated that when unemployment is the result of inconsistency between supply and demand for human force, an optimum structure leads to an increase in human force employment and the value of the object. First contribution of this paper concerns with finding an optimum educational structure for human force with respect to the objective function and conditions of a region or country. The second contribution of this approach concerns finding obstacles in the process of obtaining the objective. Proposing a tool for policy making through sensitivity analysis of educational groups of human forces is yet another contribution of the paper.

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  • Nooraddin Sharify, 2016. "Investigation for an Approach to Optimise the Structure of Human Force," Iranian Economic Review (IER), Faculty of Economics,University of Tehran.Tehran,Iran, vol. 20(3), pages 306-325, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:eut:journl:v:20:y:2016:i:3:p:306

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