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Regional Economic Disparities in Australia, Uma Ramakrishnan, Martin Cerisola

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Abstract
Australia's remarkable economic performance during the 1990s has not resulted in a significant convergence of real per capita income, output, and employment levels across the country's states and territories. This paper explores the role of certain economic rigidities that may have contributed to the lack of convergence, including rigidities in labor markets and in the structure of federal government transfers to households and subnational governments. The analysis suggests that the wage awards system has restricted the adjustment of real wages to productivity differentials, thus contributing to higher unemployment rates in some states. Federal government transfers to households also appear to have adversely affected work incentives in high unemployment states by limiting participation in the labor force
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. STYLIZED FACTS ON AUSTRALIA�S REGIONAL DISPARITIES""; ""III. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO REGIONAL DISPARITIES""; ""IV. CONCLUSIONS""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (24 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9786613796929

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