Understanding the Spatial and Social Drivers of Employment Transitions

This research develops an analytical model to inform policies concerned with reducing the economic and social costs associated with unproductive time spent in labour market transitions between unemployment and employment.

Integrating data from several large Australian social surveys, a hierarchical Bayesian statistical model incorporating spatial analysis was developed to assess the effects of region-specific, temporal, structural and individual characteristics on employment transitions.

This model identified the locations and characteristics of people who are most at risk of labour market exclusion and will facilitate the development of region-specific social and economic policy.

Project Value: 
$245 000.00
Australian Research Council Discovery Project
2008 to 2011
Time status: 
Associate Professor Michele Haynes (m.haynes@uq.edu.au)
Publications and Reports: 

Haynes, M., Higginson, A., Probert, W. And Boreham, P. (Under review). Social determinants and regional disparity of unemployment duration in Australia: A multilevel approach. Submitted to Work, Employment and Society, January 2013.

Wheller, S., Haynes, M. And Boreham, P. (2011). Socio-spatial impacts on labour market transitional outcomes. Paper prepared for the 10th Anniversary Conference of the HILDA survey, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 July 2011.

Haynes, M., Higginson, A., Probert, W. And Boreham, P. (2011). Interrelationships and Social Determinants of Residential Location Moves and Unemployment Duration in Australia. Paper prepared for the 10th Anniversary Conference of the HILDA survey, Melbourne, Australia, 14-15 July 2011.

Ferguson, M., Boreham, P., Haynes, M. and Higginson, A. (In preparation). Trends in duration of Unemployment.

Haynes, M. and Western, M. (2008). Analysing Nominal Data from a Panel Survey: Employment Transitions of Australian Women.  Paper prepared for the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, 1-4 August, 2008, Boston, USA.

Chhetri P., Butcher T. and Corbitt B., (under review) Characterising logistics spatial clusters to define the contemporary regional logistics landscape,  International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Emerald.

Chhetri, A., Arrowsmith, C., Chhetri P. and Corcoran J. (under review), Mapping spatial tourism and hospitality clusters: An application of spatial autocorrelation techniques, Tourism Analysis.

Refereed Conference Papers:

Chhetri A., Arrowsmith C. Chhetri P. and Corcoran J. (2011), Mapping the spatial tourism clusters: A case study of Victoria, Australia, Vth World Conference - Spatial Econometrics Association Conference, 2011, Toulouse, France, 6th - 8th July, 2011.

Chhetri P., Corbitt B., and Butcher T. (2010) Characterising the logistics sector: What and where is the logistics related employment in Australia, The 15th International Symposium on Logistics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4-7th July, 2010.

Chhetri, P., & Rahman S. (2008), Spatial Clusters of logistics-related employment -  A case study of Brisbane-South East Queensland, Australia, The 13th International Symposium on Logistics, Bangsaen, Thailand, July 2008.

Longitudinal Outcomes
Multi-level Modeling
Data integration
Labour market
Life course