Hard-to-fill vacancies: an analysis of demand side responses in the Australian state of Queensland

Mangan, John and Trendle, Bernard (2017) Hard-to-fill vacancies: an analysis of demand side responses in the Australian state of Queensland. Economic Analysis and Policy, 54 49-56. doi:10.1016/j.eap.2016.10.002


Author Mangan, John
Trendle, Bernard
Title Hard-to-fill vacancies: an analysis of demand side responses in the Australian state of Queensland
Journal name Economic Analysis and Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-5926
Publication date 2017-06-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.eap.2016.10.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 54
Start page 49
End page 56
Total pages 8
Place of publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This paper provides an analysis of the determinants of job vacancy durations in Queensland. This is done by using a Cox Proportional Hazard model to analyse data generated by an employer survey. Analysis indicates that important determinants of vacancy duration include the skill level of the vacancy, the accessibility of the region of the vacancy, and the size of the firm advertising the vacancy. Wage offers are found to have a confounding effect, with higher wage offers apparently associated with longer duration. However, an ancillary regression uncovers evidence of wage posting. Surprisingly, little evidence of variation in vacancy duration across industries is found. Results from a proportional hazard model with shared frailty based on the firm advertising the vacancy, suggest unobserved heterogeneity is also important.
Keyword Demand shifts
Vacancies
Wage posting
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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