Title

An elementary simulation model of the job matching process within an interregional setting

Document Type

Article

Department

Office of the Provost

Abstract

A dynamic model of a multiregional job search and migration process is developed. Heterogeneous skills of workers and skill requirements of employers give rise to a process that matches workers of different types to various job opportunities. An optimal intraregional matching requires workers to engage in an interregional search for better opportunities. In this matching process welfare levels and regional wage scales are determined. Welfare differentials perceived by the workers give rise to stress. Migration occurs if the experienced level of stress is greater than the perceived risk. The behaviour of the model is examined by means of some numerical simulations and sensitivity analyses.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Regional Studies

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