Labour mobility and hours worked mismatch in Australia

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Using Australian data drawn from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey, this paper examines a relatively under-researched type of labour market mismatch, namely that between actual and preferred working hours. It is found that labour mobility does not always lead to a reduction in the degree of mismatch, but this is partly a function of the level of education of the worker.

Published abstract.

Subjects: Labour market; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Statistics

Keywords: Labour mobility; Hours of work; Work environment; Work life balance; Skills mismatch; Job satisfaction; Work incentive; Longitudinal data; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: National Institute of Labour Studies, 2015

Physical description: [29] p.

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Series: NILS working paper series; no. 215/2015

Statement of responsibility: Lixin Cai, Kostas Mavromaras, Peter Sloane and Zhang Wei

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.513

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