Worker Flows And Labour Market Policy In Australia

Grant number: DP0451702


We propose to undertake a detailed analysis of flows in the Australian labour market. Monthly data on flows of males and females between four labour market states (employed full-time, employed part-time, unemployed and not in the labour force) over the period 1980 to 2003 will be analysed. The project will extend the theory of flows and it will use up-to-date time series econometric analysis coupled with theories of labour market behaviour to build models of the flows. The aim is to better understand trend, cyclical, seasonal and policy influences on labour market flows and to reveal any structural changes which have occurred. This will provide more detail on the underlying causes of unemplo..

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