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Title: Modelling a labour market : the case of engineering craftsmen
Author: Lindley, Robert Michael
ISNI:       0000 0001 3610 5240
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 1977
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The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to the development of economic models of labour markets. The case of engineering crafts­men is explored with special reference to the recruitment of apprentices. The research methodology involves a synthesis of the evidence available from studies of local labour markets, management decision-making in relation to manpower, and occupational choice, as well as from econometric investigations of different aspects of labour markets reflected in aggregate statistics. A population or manpower accounting system is proposed as a useful framework for statistical analysis and modelling of manpower stocks and flows. The information available about the engin­eering craft group is viewed through this device and, because of its more promising situation as regards data and its importance in terms of active manpower policy in the United Kingdom, the apprentice recruit­ment flow is selected for econometric analysis in the central part of the thesis. The relationship between modelling a labour market and evaluating national training policies is then considered. The thesis concludes by recording the main empirical findings established for engineering craftsmen, summarising the model which has begun to evolve for this labour market and discussing areas for further research and, finally, by making some general points on modelling labour markets, drawn from the study of engineering craftsmen.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: HB Economic Theory ; HD Industries. Land use. Labor