Labour market flow analysis of Australia and New Zealand : a case study in economic reform

Sutton, Philippa. (2004). Labour market flow analysis of Australia and New Zealand : a case study in economic reform Honours Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Sutton, Philippa.
Thesis Title Labour market flow analysis of Australia and New Zealand : a case study in economic reform
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 137
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract
Unemployment remains a potentially crippling problem for economies throughout the world. The cyclical variation m unemployment levels can greatly affect the recovery of nations out of recessionary phases. Typically, labour market analysis has involved the use of cross sectional stock statistics. Gross flows data goes further than these/by allowing an insight into labour market dynamics. This thesis will explore the gross flows data of Australia and New Zealand to deconstruct unemployment rate differences of the two countries since the 1980's. Several analytic techniques are used for this purpose. The results indicate the variation between the two countries is due to the increased flexibility in the New Zealand labour market following a comprehensive regime of economic reform. These results have implications for the continuing deregulation of the Australian labour market, highlighting the benefits from such a move with increased adaptability of workers, allowing more rapid recoveries from cyclical swings.

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