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Labour Market Externalities and Regional Growth in Sweden: The Importance of Labour Mobility between Skill-Related Industries

Boschma, Ron LU ; Eriksson, Rikard H. and Lindgren, Urban (2014) In Regional Studies 48(10). p.1669-1690
Abstract
Regional Studies. This study investigates the relationship between labour market externalities and regional growth based on real labour flows. In particular, it tests for the importance of labour mobility across so-called skill-related industries between 435 four-digit industries within 72 Swedish functional regions (1998-2002). Both the fixed-effect models and generalized method of moments (GMM) estimates demonstrate that a strong intensity of intra-regional labour flows between skill-related industries impacts positively on regional productivity growth, but less so on employment growth. Labour mobility between unrelated industries tends to dampen regional unemployment growth while a high degree of intra-industry labour flows is only... (More)
Regional Studies. This study investigates the relationship between labour market externalities and regional growth based on real labour flows. In particular, it tests for the importance of labour mobility across so-called skill-related industries between 435 four-digit industries within 72 Swedish functional regions (1998-2002). Both the fixed-effect models and generalized method of moments (GMM) estimates demonstrate that a strong intensity of intra-regional labour flows between skill-related industries impacts positively on regional productivity growth, but less so on employment growth. Labour mobility between unrelated industries tends to dampen regional unemployment growth while a high degree of intra-industry labour flows is only found to be associated with rising unemployment. (Less)
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Agglomeration externalities, Related variety, Regional growth, Labour, mobility, Related labour market externalities
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Regional Studies
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48
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10
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1669 - 1690
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Taylor & Francis
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1360-0591
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10.1080/00343404.2013.867429
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English
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  author       = {Boschma, Ron and Eriksson, Rikard H. and Lindgren, Urban},
  issn         = {1360-0591},
  keyword      = {Agglomeration externalities,Related variety,Regional growth,Labour,mobility,Related labour market externalities},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1669--1690},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Regional Studies},
  title        = {Labour Market Externalities and Regional Growth in Sweden: The Importance of Labour Mobility between Skill-Related Industries},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2013.867429},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2014},
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