Labour Immobility

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Published on January 12, 2009

Author: jefferykind

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A brief explanation of the two different types of labour immobility : geographical and occupational.

Labour Immobility Labour is a factor of production When factors of production cannot be transferred very easily to another use they are called immobile Two causes

Labour is a factor of production

When factors of production cannot be transferred very easily to another use they are called immobile

Two causes

Geographical Immobility Labour (people!) do not want to move around the country to find work, because: Of the housing market. Price differentials exist. E.G I could sell my slum in E17 and buy most of Liverpool Of schooling – on a very local basis, once offspring are ensconced in schools, people do not move

Labour (people!) do not want to move around the country to find work, because:

Of the housing market. Price differentials exist. E.G I could sell my slum in E17 and buy most of Liverpool

Of schooling – on a very local basis, once offspring are ensconced in schools, people do not move

Occupational Immobility Labour does not have the skills and training to switch jobs easily Governments try to correct this failure by investing in education, further education and higher education

Labour does not have the skills and training to switch jobs easily

Governments try to correct this failure by investing in education, further education and higher education

China Factor mobility Occupational – most of the jobs are essentially just stitching and using fingers – easy to switch jobs Geographical – peasants are quite happy to move to the city to find work.

Factor mobility

Occupational – most of the jobs are essentially just stitching and using fingers – easy to switch jobs

Geographical – peasants are quite happy to move to the city to find work.

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