An exploration of labour mobility in mining and construction: who moves and why

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Atkinson, Georgina; Hargreaves, Jo


Labour mobility is a complex concept because people change jobs for a variety of reasons, in different ways and with different outcomes for their lives and careers. This study explores what motivates people to change jobs and examines the influence of their employer, occupation or industry, and investigates their geographic mobility on either a permanent or temporary basis. The project also explores the extent to which qualifications or licensing requirements represent a barrier for workers considering mobility, particularly in the mining and construction industries. Combining a broad...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Industry; Qualifications; Governance; Skills and knowledge; Statistics; Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Culture and society; Policy

Keywords: Decision making; Employees; Labour mobility; Regulation; Attitude; Employers; Family

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 36 p.

ISBN: 9781922056801

Resource type: Occasional paper

Document number: TD/TNC 115.05

Show Extra Info
QR Code for

Item File(s)

Download to Device