Structural Unemployment in Australia

This paper examines whether structural unemployment increased in Australia over the last two decades. A simple regression model has been considered for testing the hypothesis of an increase in unemployment in several segments of the labour force over time. Six dimensions of the labour force namely, age, sex, region, duration of unemployment, occupation and industry have been taken into account. Analysis of the regression results reveals that the structural unemployment problem is substantial with respect to age, sex, duration of unemployment, occupation and industry. Regarding region the evidence for structural unemployment is not very strong.


Issue Date:
Aug 01 1990
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/267071
Language:
English
Total Pages:
29
Series Statement:
Working Paper No. 10/90




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