A Qualitative Analysis of Social and Economic Factors in a 'Sunbelt' Labour Market. Working Paper No. 01/07

Sappey, Richaard B. & Conroy, Denise K. (2007) A Qualitative Analysis of Social and Economic Factors in a 'Sunbelt' Labour Market. Working Paper No. 01/07.


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the principal dimensions of a particular type of local labour market (LLM) in Australia. Qualitative research explored the causality of the principal dimensions of this LLM. The labour market was characterised by relatively weak labour market outcomes, particularly high rates of unemployment and low labour force participation. Several demographic, social and economic causes were identified and tended to distinguish the labour market from other types of labour markets

The significance of this research for policy formulation stems from the popularity of such areas in Australia as destinations for residence, particularly from inter and intra-state internal migration. To the extent that this tendency continues, the challenge for those who formulate labour market policy is how to make provision for the productive use of such labour supply. This, in itself, assumes that such labour markets constitute a problem in need of a solution.

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ID Code: 12161
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Labour Markey, Economic Factors, Social Factors
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:34

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