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On regional unemployment: an empirical examination of the determinants of geographical differentials in the UK

Korobilis, D and Gilmartin, M (2012) 'On regional unemployment: an empirical examination of the determinants of geographical differentials in the UK.' Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 59 (2). pp. 179-195. ISSN 0036-9292

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Abstract

This paper considers the determinants of regional disparities in unemployment rates for the UK regions at NUTS-II level. We use a mixture panel data model to describe unemployment differentials between heterogeneous groups of regions. The results indicate the existence of two clusters of regions in the UK economy, characterised by high and low unemployment rates respectively. A major source of heterogeneity seems to be caused by the varying effect (between the two clusters) of the share of employment in the services sector, and we trace its origin to the fact that the "high unemployment" cluster is characterised by a higher degree of urbanization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 59, No. 2, May 2012
Uncontrolled Keywords: distribution dynamics; regional labour markets; unemployment differentials
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 12:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:41
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17956

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