Job Search, Migration, and Metropolitan Growth

Miron, J.R. (1977). Job Search, Migration, and Metropolitan Growth. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-77-003

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While most current empirical urban-growth models emphasize the role of urban labor market dynamics, there has been little discussion of alternative theories of labor market behaviour. A review of theories of job search by labor force members and job creation by firms is undertaken. This reveals that current urban-growth models are based on, at best, an overly-simplified view of labor market processes. A better treatment of long-distance job search and the relationship between search and migration is seen as a high priority in future work. Without such work, a true test of industry versus household-initiated regional development is not possible.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:44
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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