Labour market development in Newfoundland and Labrador: regional challenges and active solutions

Lysenko, Ekaterina (2012) Labour market development in Newfoundland and Labrador: regional challenges and active solutions. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

High unemployment in Newfoundland and Labrador for a long time has been associated with a lack of employment opportunities. However. the situation has changed - provincial labour market is now challenged by lack of workers. Despite a quick adjustment in large urban centers, rural areas of the province continue to be challenged by a high unemployment. although now it co-exists with a growing demand for labour. Such coexistence indicates geographical and skills mismatch between labour supply and demand. This thesis takes a ease study approach 10 examine implementation of Active Labour Market Policies (ALMP) in Newfoundland and Labrador and in Norway. ALMP are aimed to stimulate adaptation of labour force to changed labour demand. The research attempts to asses to what extent the labour market policy in Newfoundland and Labrador has shifted towards ALMP, and whether this shift can be complimented by a successful ALMP transferred from another jurisdiction, with respect to –place-specific factors in both case studies.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/2363
Item ID: 2363
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 187-209).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Date: 2012
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Labor market--Newfoundland and Labrador; Manpower policy--Newfoundland and Labrador; Rural unemployment--Newfoundland and Labrador; Labor market--Regional disparities; Occupational training--Newfoundland and Labrador

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