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An empirical study on relocation choices : factors and issues determining labour mobility in Queensland

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Paul HylandPaul Hyland, John RolfeJohn Rolfe, Claudine SoosayClaudine Soosay, D Street
Labour mobility in Australia is increasingly becoming an area of concern, with high growth States such as Queensland experiencing recruitment difficulties and skill shortages despite high levels of inbound migration. Empirical studies have shown that migration patterns and relocation choices affect regional differences in labour market conditions. This study explores some issues by analyzing the potential factors that influence labour mobility and relocation choices to four regional areas in Queensland; namely Western Queensland, Bowen Basin, Queensland Coastal and South-east Queensland. The study utilises Choice Modelling, a statistical technique in the conjoint analysis family, to disaggregate relocation values for residents of three centres of Blackwater, Brisbane and Rockhampton. The findings show how relocation choices made by respondents are dependent on a number of issues and factors, and provide insights into labour mobility.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1

End Page

11

Number of Pages

11

Start Date

01/01/2005

ISBN-10

1740882458

Location

Canberra, Australia

Publisher

ANZAM

Place of Publication

Canberra, ACT

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Business and Informatics; International conference; TBA Research Institute; University of Technology, Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference