Sources of Job and Worker Flows: Evidence from a Panel of Regions

25 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2004

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Petri Bockerman

Labour Institute for Economic Research; University of Turku - Turku School of Economics

Kari Hämäläinen

Government of the Republic of Finland - VATT Institute for Economic Research

Mika Maliranta

ETLA, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy

Abstract

This study explores the structure and the dynamics of regional job and worker flows. The measures of job and worker flows are related to economic fluctuations, demographic factors and industry structure by employing the data of 85 Finnish regions over the period 1988-97. It is shown that labour market dynamics differ markedly between regions. As in previous analyses of linked employer-employee data, job and worker flows are shown to behave cyclically. In addition, the results indicate that observable differences in regional productivity, in-migration, demographics and industry structure help to explain the prevailing disparities in regional labour markets.

Suggested Citation

Bockerman, Petri and Hämäläinen, Kari and Maliranta, Mika, Sources of Job and Worker Flows: Evidence from a Panel of Regions. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=516147

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Mika Maliranta

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