Employment and Labour in Urban Markets in the IRPUD Model

  • Michael Wegener
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The IRPUD model is a simulation model of intraregional location and mobility decisions in a metropolitan area. Employment and labour in the model are affected by developments in other submodels: The supply of jobs results from growth and decline, location and relocation of firms and their demand for labour by skill. The demand for jobs results from population and immigration and outmigration by age, education and skill. Intraregional labour mobility results from decisions of firms to hire or release workers and decisions of workers to start or end a job. These decisions affect commuting patterns and residential and firm location and the associated construction and real estate markets. This chapter presents the parts of the model affecting regional employment and labour and the remaining submodels as far as necessary for understanding these. The paper closes by summarising calibration results and an example application of the model.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research (S&W)DortmundGermany

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