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, Volume 135, Issue 2, pp 182–200 | Cite as

Causes of labour supply and demand mismatches in the Dutch building trades

  • A. De Grip
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Summary

In this paper the significance of some hypotheses on possible causes of labour supply and demand mismatches is tested on data of the Dutch building trades by means of a UV analysis. In contrast with most other UV research this study does not refer to a search-theoretical framework, but focuses on skill differences between labour supply and demand. Three significant causes of labour market frictions appear to be: the development of the skill composition of labour demand, the apprenticeship possibilities and the relatively high wages of older workers. Some other hypotheses show weakly significant results: bumping-down processes, reschooling of unemployed older workers and the development of secondary labour market segments.

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Labour Market International Economic Labour Supply Public Finance High Wage 
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© H.E. Stenfert Kroese B.V. 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. De Grip
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  1. 1.Research Centre for Education and Labour Market Department of EconomicsUniversity of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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