Cost Benefit Analysis of Labor Allocation and Training Schemes

Caravani, P., La Bella, A., & Paoluzzi, A. (1980). Cost Benefit Analysis of Labor Allocation and Training Schemes. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-032

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Discrepancies in local labor markets occur as unsatisfactory matching of skill within the same region as well as redundant supply and unsatiated demand among regions. Some of this discrepancy could -- in principle -- be removed by letting supply in one region meet demand in another. A reallocation policy of this kind poses a few questions of prominent concern: 1. Can economic disvalue arising from imperfection of labor markets at a regional level be mathematically assessed? 2. Is it possible to define a regional measure of inefficiency on both sides -- demand and supply -- of the labor market? 3. How should vacancies be distributed over skill and space to alleviate inefficiency? These questions are investigated in this paper and a short-run solution is obtained via the primal-dual linear programming formulation of the problem.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:09

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