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Regional labour market dynamics in the Netherlands

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  • Lourens Broersma

    () (University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Spatial Sciences, P.O. Box 800, NL 9700 AV Groningen, the Netherlands)

  • Jouke van Dijk

    () (University of Groningen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences and Urban and Regional Studies Institute, P.O. Box 800, NL 9700 AV Groningen, the Netherlands)

Abstract

This article analyzes the response of regional labor markets in the Netherlands to region-specific labor demand shocks. Previous studies show remarkable differences in response between regions in European countries and regions in the United States. The analysis shows that, in Dutch regions, the speed of adjustment is similar to that of the US, but the primary adjustment mechanism is the same as in Europe. Whereas previous studies analyze only average patterns of all regions in a country, we also provide a more in-depth analysis of within country differences in labor market adjustment processes, thus showing remarkable differences between regions within the Netherlands.

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  • Lourens Broersma & Jouke van Dijk, 2002. "Regional labour market dynamics in the Netherlands," Papers in Regional Science, Springer;Regional Science Association International, vol. 81(3), pages 343-364.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:81:y:2002:i:3:p:343-364
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    Keywords

    Regional labor markets; demand shocks; adjustment mechanisms;

    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General

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