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Title: On Regional Unemployment: An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of Geographical Differentials in the UK
Authors: Gilmartin, Michelle
Korobilis, Dimitris
Contact Email: michelle.gilmartin@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell for the Scottish Economic Society
Citation: Gilmartin M & Korobilis D (2012) On Regional Unemployment: An Empirical Examination of the Determinants of Geographical Differentials in the UK, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 59 (2), pp. 179-195.
Abstract: In this paper we consider the determinants of regional disparities in unemployment rates for the UK regions at NUTS-II level. We use a mixture panel data model to describe unemployment differentials between heterogeneous groups of regions. The results indicate the existence of two clusters of regions in the UK economy, characterized by high and low unemployment rates, respectively. A major source of heterogeneity appears to be caused by the varying effect (between the two clusters) of the share of employment in the service sector, and we trace its origin to the fact that the high unemployment cluster is characterized by a higher degree of urbanization.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10836
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9485.2011.00575.x
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Affiliation: Economics
Catholic University of Louvain

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