1988 volume 20(1) pages 41 – 53

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Seninger S F, 1988, "Labor turnover and employment impacts in regional labor markets" Environment and Planning A 20(1) 41 – 53

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Labor turnover and employment impacts in regional labor markets

S F Seninger

Received 6 June 1986

Abstract. Employment impacts, from a proposed solvent-refined coal plant, are examined by use of an adjustment model which departs from the more conventional export-base and input - output approaches. Adjustments in the regional labor-market are outlined through the use of a Markov-chain model of job vacancy transfers. Adjustments, in response to labor-demand shocks generated by the projects, are specified for disequilibrium gaps in the open labor market, with in-migration of workers absorbing job vacancies. Empirical estimates of key parameters are derived from previous studies of impacts in order to make a preliminary simulation of the system. Implications for an area in West Virginia designated as a regional labor-market are discussed.

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