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Does migration equalise regional unemployment rates? Evidence from Australia


Groenewold, N, Does migration equalise regional unemployment rates? Evidence from Australia, Papers in Regional Science, 76, (1) pp. 1-20. ISSN 1056-8190 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1435-5597.1997.tb00678.x


The question of whether inter-regional migration serves to equilibrate regional economic performance is one which has received considerable attention in recent literature. This paper addresses this question, focussing on regional unemployment rates and real wages within the context of a 24-equation econometric model of the interaction between regional wages, regional unemployment and inter-regional migration in Australia. The main findings are that inter-regional equilibrating forces are slow and do not serve to equalize regional unemployment rates or wages.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Labour economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Groenewold, N (Dr Nicolaas Groenewold)
ID Code:11614
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15

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