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A new geography of Functional Economic Regions (FERs) has been created across the large metropolitan city regions and across the non-metropolitan areas of the nation. The demarcation of FRRs, which are formed on spatial building blocks known as SLAs (Statistical Local Areas), uses a methodology...
In the recent Federal election campaign the issue of labour underutilisation was implicitly assumed away by the emphasis by both major parties on the (alleged) ongoing strength of the national economy. The declining official unemployment rate is cited as evidence that the...
This paper explains and demonstrates the new tools that CofFEE has developed to map the EVI assessments against the claims for unemployment benefits from Centrelink.
In March 2008, the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) and the Griffith University’s Urban Research Program (URP)...
Martin Watts explores the notion of the local labour market using an algorithm that exploits the Journey to Work data.
Using a stochastic job model, Riccardo Welters and Joan Muysken show that employers use employment status as a screening device to minimize hiring costs.
The implied exclusion of long-term unemployed in hiring decisions might lead to market failures. These market failures can be corrected...
In this paper, William Mitchell and Ellen Carlson outline the distinction between underutilisation and underemployment and discuss the limitations of the official unemployment rate as a measure of these sources of resource inefficiency.
They then compute a range of measures for Australia based on...