Exploring the complex structure of labour mobility networks. Evidence from Veneto microdata
Carlo Gianelle ()
Working Papers from Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari"
This essay investigates the network structure of inter-firm worker mobility in Veneto, an industrial region of Northern Italy, using comprehensive employer-employee matched data. The empirical network reveals a small world pattern that hinges critically upon a few hub firms. Main hubs are found to be: (1) long-established manufacturing companies; (2) wholesale companies; and (3) companies supplying workforce to third parties. The methodology of investigation provides a toolkit for monitoring labour market evolution, and should enable industry policies supporting labour reallocation mechanisms.
Keywords: regional labour markets; worker reallocation; complex networks; small world; hub dependence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D85 J63 R12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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