Exploring the determinants of regional unemployment disparities in small data sets

McArthur, D. P., Encheva, S. and Thorsen, I. (2012) Exploring the determinants of regional unemployment disparities in small data sets. International Regional Science Review, 35(4), pp. 442-463. (doi:10.1177/0160017612439415)

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Abstract

While standard economic theory suggests that unemployment should be evenly distributed across space, casual observation of unemployment rates shows that this is not the case. This has led to the development of a substantial literature on the topic. Due to the complexity of the problem, it is not always clear what the root cause is. This is particularly true when considering a small geographic area with limited data. This article will explore what insights can be gained through the use of formal concept analysis and association rules. It is hoped that these techniques will be of use to both theoreticians and policy makers.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mcarthur, Dr David
Authors: McArthur, D. P., Encheva, S., and Thorsen, I.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:International Regional Science Review
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:0160-0176
ISSN (Online):1552-6925

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