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Flexible employment and cross-regional adjustment

Kaplanis, Ioannis and Monastiriotis, Vassilis (2012) Flexible employment and cross-regional adjustment. SERC discussion papers, SERCDP0100. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London, UK.

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Abstract

Employment flexibility is commonly associated to greater labour mobility and thus faster cross-regional adjustments. The literature however offers very little hard evidence on this and quite limited theoretical guidance. This paper examines empirically the relationship between employment flexibility and cross-regional adjustment (migration) at the regional and local levels in the UK. Employment flexibility is associated to higher labour mobility (but only at a rather localised scale) and at the same time seems to reduce the responsiveness of migration to unemployment. This suggest that rising flexibility may be linked to higher persistence in spatial disparities, as intra-regional adjustments are strengthened while extraregional adjustments weakened.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.spatialeconomics.ac.uk/textonly/SERC/pu...
Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Divisions: European Institute
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J08 - Labor Economics Policies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, and Changes
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R2 - Household Analysis > R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Hellenic Observatory
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2015 10:46
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 10:46
Funders: ESRC, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), Welsh Assembly Government
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60832

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