Pool, I., Baxendine, S., Cochrane, W. & Lindop, J. (2005). New Zealand regions, 1986-2001: Labour market aspects of human capital. (Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper No.60). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre.
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This paper provides an analysis of labour force participation, full and part-time work and unemployment, over the 1986 – 2001 period. Using a non-conventional estimation technique devised for this paper, the paper also looks at discouraged worker effects. It points to growth in regional inequality and the worrying impact of negative labour market effects on ages 30- 44 years that are central to both the economic and family life of the nation. Using a custom designed method to assess “discouraged worker” effects, this paper shows that such effects are probably higher than the levels shown in official statistics that are constrained by narrowly defined criteria.
University of Waikato, Population Studies Centre