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Spatial inequality in the Australian youth labour market : the role of neighbourhood composition.

Andrews, Dan and Green, Colin and Mangan, John (2004) Spatial inequality in the Australian youth labour market : the role of neighbourhood composition. Regional Studies, 38 (1). pp. 15-25. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Australia has experienced a polarization of income and labour market outcomes over the past 20 years (Gregory and Hunter, 1995; Harding, 1996). This has taken an increasingly spatial dimension (Hunter, 1995a, 1995b), giving rise to concerns that the spatial pooling of disadvantage may hamper the labour market outcomes of youth growing up in poorer residential areas. This paper explores the role that the differential neighbourhood 'quality' of an individual's residential area at age 16 has on their labour market outcomes at age 18 and age 21. Evidence is found that youth who live in poorer quality neighbourhoods face an increased likelihood of being unemployed at both the age of 18 and 21, even after controlling for personal and family characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Studies
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Regional Studies, 38 (1), 2004, © Informa Plc
Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth unemployment ; Neighbourhoods ; Social interactions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 31304
Deposited By: Dr Colin P Green
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2010 16:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/31304

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