Incentives for relocating to regional Australia: estimates using a choice experiment


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Author: Nicholas, Aaron; Shah, Chandra


How individual and job characteristics are related to a willingness to move location for work is the focus of this study, which is unique in that it estimates the monetary value of incentives required. A discrete choice experiment analyses the stated preferences of a sample of people from two states in Australia. The findings indicate that some groups require a wage incentive to move, while others do not. Policies promoting geographic labour mobility are more likely to succeed if demand-side factors such as the skills and experience that employers need are taken into account. Published...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Migration; Demographics; Skills and knowledge; Income

Keywords: Employment opportunity; Labour demand; Labour mobility; Regional; Skill development; Wage

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2014

Physical description: 48 p.

ISBN: 9781922056955

This work is one of three projects undertaken by the Centre for the Economics of Education and Training at Monash University as part of their three year (2011-13) research partnership with [the National Centre for Vocational Education Research] NCVER to explore the geographical dimensions of social inclusion and [vocational education and training] VET in Australia.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 116.03

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