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

Zanni, Alberto, Bailey, Alastair, 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. (doi:10.1080/17421770701775465)

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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/17421770701775465
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 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8979 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bailey, Alastair: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4682-3251
Davidova, Sophia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8653-8191
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