Analysis of the Vocational and Residential Preferences of a Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia

Zanni, Alberto and Bailey, Alastair and Davidova, Sophia M. (2008) Analysis of the Vocational and Residential Preferences of a Rural Population: Application of an Experimental Technique to Rural Slovenia. Spatial Economic Analysis, 3 (1). pp. 89-114. ISSN 1742-1772. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This study applies Choice Experiments to the analysis of the relative importance of both monetary and non-monetary determinants of vocational choice and spatial labour supply. It identifies the determinants of individuals’ choice of jobs and places of residence, and provides a better understanding of how rural labour adjustments might be managed in a country in transition. The results indicate that while wages are the most important factor influencing employment choice, other determinants affecting working conditions and residence do have a counterbalancing impact on choice. Results suggest that sample respondents do appear to be relatively immobile between sectors and also in terms of migration and commuting. However, our results do identify a range of non-wage determinants that might be used to stimulate mobility.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [49] REAPBALK Project QLK-5-CT-2001-01608
Uncontrolled keywords: Choice experiments, labour supply, commuting, rural
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Agri-Environment Economics
Depositing User: Sophia Davidova
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 15:15
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 14:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8979 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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