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Identifying Australia’s High Employment Generating Industries


  • Abbas Valadkhani


Using the latest Australian input-output (IO) table, this paper aims to identify the high employment generating industries. First, the direct and indirect contribution of the tradeable industries to employment are quantified by adopting the “loss of the industry” or “Shut-down of industry” approach. Second, the sectoral employment elasticities are calculated to determine the leading employment generating sectors. The empirical analysis and rankings undertaken in this study shed some light on the sectoral potentials in relation to the creation of jobs in the economy. Further, this study provides some inputs for setting the effective rate of assistance for import competing industries.

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  • Abbas Valadkhani, 2002. "Identifying Australia’s High Employment Generating Industries," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 119, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Handle: RePEc:qut:dpaper:119

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    1. Abbas Valadkhani, 2003. "How Many Jobs Were Lost With the Collapse of Ansett?," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 137, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
    2. João Carlos Lopes, 2011. "High Employment Generating Industries in Portugal. An Input-Output Approach," Working Papers Department of Economics 2011/24, ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Universidade de Lisboa.
    3. Abbas Valadkhani, 2005. "Cross-country analysis of high employment-generating industries," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(14), pages 865-869.

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