Spatial disaggregation patterns and structural determinants of job flows: an empirical analysis
The paper investigates the changes in job creation and destruction flows at a very disaggregated level of analysis. We analyse whether job flows at lower levels of spatial aggregation display regularities that are in line with national ones in a bid to disentangle the role of labour market institutions. Using a unique database of the population of firms in Trentino (a north-eastern province of Italy) from 1991 to 2001, we find that: (1) job flows show a 'fractal' tendency, i.e. many regularities appear to be scale invariant (magnitude of flow and persistence) and that job flow magnitude is in line with the average values for Italy; (2) there are some qualifications to their 'fractality': the contribution of entrant firms to the job creation process is lower than the corresponding contribution at national level, as is the share of job destruction accounted for by exiting firms; and (3) firm size and age influence job flows.
Volume (Year): 23 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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