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Labour market programmes and geographical mobility: migration and commuting among programme participants and openly unemployed
() and Olle Westerlund
Abstract: We study migration and commuting among participants in
labour market programmes and individuals in open unemployment.
Post-programme mobility of participants in Employment Training, which is a
supply-orientated program, is compared to the mobility of individuals
participating in two demand-orientated programmes and the openly
unemployed. The empirical results indicate higher geographical mobility
among participants in Employment Training as compared to participants in
Relief Work and the Work Experience Scheme. Individuals participating in
Employment Training also have a higher probability of mobility than the
openly unemployed. In this case, this is due to the relatively higher
probability of commuting that predominates the relatively lower probability
of migration. Hence, our results indicate that different labour market
programmes are associated with different amounts of post-programme
mobility. Moreover, using functional regional labour markets as the
regional entity, we find interregional commuting to be relatively more
important than migration as a means of geographical labour mobility.
Keywords: Geographical labour mobility; labour market programmes; migration; commuting; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J61; (follow links to similar papers)
43 pages, February 28, 2003
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