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Labour Mobility in Australian Industry


Kilpatrick, SI and Felmingham, BS, Labour Mobility in Australian Industry, Applied Economics Letters, 3, (9) pp. 577-579. ISSN 1350-4851 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/135048596355998


Two Australian mobility surveys are analysed (February 1989 and February 1992) to identify the explanation of labour mobility in Australian industry. An informal analysis reveals that labour turnover is higher in boom as opposed to recessed conditions. A formal legit study reveals that industry unemployment rates have a significant impact on male turnover, but not on female mobility. The age of workers and their tenure in the job reduce the odds of a job change, generally, while the tendency towards part time work is encouraging mobility. Occupational status is significant, especially among male workers, and for plant operators and labourers in particular.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Labour economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Macroeconomics
Objective Field:Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kilpatrick, SI (Professor Sue Kilpatrick)
UTAS Author:Felmingham, BS (Dr Bruce Felmingham)
ID Code:7204
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-20

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