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Analysis of Vocational and Residential Preferences of Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia

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  • Zanni, Alberto M.
  • Davidova, Sophia
  • Bailey, Alastair

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This study represents the first application of Choice Experiments to the analysis of the monetary and non-pecuniary determinants of vocational choice and spatial labor supply. It identifies the determinants of individuals choice of jobs and place of residence, and provides a better understanding of the process of rural labor adjustments in a country in transition, Slovenia. The results indicate that the effect of wages, as the main factor influencing employment choice, is counterbalanced by other determinants affecting working conditions and residence. A considerable degree of immobility in terms of migration and commuting has been revealed. As a result, a rapid urbanisation process is unlikely to happen in the near future, according to individuals preferences.

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  • Zanni, Alberto M. & Davidova, Sophia & Bailey, Alastair, 2006. "Analysis of Vocational and Residential Preferences of Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25534, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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    Keywords

    Choice experiments; labor supply; migration; rural; Slovenia; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Labor and Human Capital; J0; P0; C0;

    JEL classification:

    • J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
    • P0 - Economic Systems - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General

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