Labour market adjustment in the Irish regions, 1988-2005

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dc.contributor.author Walsh, Brendan M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-06T14:34:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-06T14:34:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2006, Economic and Social Research Institute en
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Quarterly economic commentary en
dc.identifier.issn 0376-7191
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1594
dc.description.abstract Following a preliminary discussion of various aspects of the Irish "regional problem", this paper examines the evolution of employment shares, unemployment rates, wage levels, and interregional commuting patterns in the regions of the Republic of Ireland since the 1980s. The evidence shows that all the regions participated in the unprecedented employment boom of the 1990s and that regional disparities in labour market performance fell markedly. Regional unemployment rates seem to adjust quickly to changes in the national rate. The reasons for the relatively successful experience of the Irish regions are discussed. It is argued that there is a need to re-examine the current concern with the regional distribution of economic activity in light of the paper's findings. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Economic and Social Research Institute en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor market--Regional disparities en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland--Economic conditions--Regional disparities en
dc.subject.lcsh Labor market--Ireland en
dc.title Labour market adjustment in the Irish regions, 1988-2005 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0036 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.esri.ie/UserFiles/publications/20060926150420/QEC2006Aut_SA_Walsh.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.issue Autumn 2006 en
dc.identifier.startpage 80 en
dc.identifier.endpage 100 en
dc.neeo.contributor Walsh|Brendan M.|aut|UCD0036 en


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