Regional Employment and Unemployment

  • Francesca Mameli
  • Vassilis Tselios
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
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Abstract

A prominent theme in the socioeconomic and regional science literature has been the topic of unemployment. We focus on regional unemployment and put forward candidate series of explanations for it using a basic model of labor supply and demand. The persistence of regional unemployment differentials points to inefficiencies in labor markets that in the long run could affect aggregate unemployment rates. Both a lack of labor demand and a constraint of labor supply increase regional unemployment. We finally discuss people- and place-based policies which aim to reduce high unemployment rates.

Keywords

Labor Market Unemployment Rate Labor Supply Labor Demand Unemployment Insurance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Mameli
    • 1
  • Vassilis Tselios
    • 2
  • Andrés Rodríguez-Pose
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali and CRENoSUniversità degli Studi di SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.Geography and EnvironmentUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Department of Geography and EnvironmentLondon School of EconomicsLondonUK

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