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Regional and industrial mobility of workers leaving mature industries: A study of individuals who exit the Swedish shipbuilding industry 1970-2000
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
Göteborgs universitet.
Institute for employment research (IAB), Saarbrucken .
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper follows the industry employment histories of all individuals at some point affiliated with the dismantling Swedish shipbuilding industry 1970-2000. We analyse the situation of the individual workers leaving shipbuilding through investigating to what extent they were employed at all, tended to move to related sectors inside or outside the region, and whether such moves were beneficial for the individuals. By cross-using German and Swedish data, our findings indicate a notable impact of regional industrial structure on the movement and success of individuals, and that individuals moving from shipbuilding to related sectors benefit more from moving than others. 

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Utrecht: Utrecht University , 2014. , 27 p.
, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography, 14.15
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Social and Economic Geography
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92737OAI: diva2:742655
Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-09-02 Last updated: 2014-09-19Bibliographically approved

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