On the causes of Ireland's unemployment

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Title: On the causes of Ireland's unemployment
Authors: Barry, Frank
Bradley, John
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1478
Date: Jan-1991
Abstract: This paper attempts to account for the rise in Irish unemployment between 1970 and 1987. To this end a fully articulated medium-term model of the economy is employed, in contrast to the four equation model of the labour market adopted by Newell and Symons (1990) in their recent study on the topic. The proximate causes identified in both cases include the swings in domestic fiscal policy, demographic factors and the shocks which buffeted the world economy. Our conclusions differ quite sharply form their, however, and the reasons for these differences are explored.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Subject LCSH: Labor market--Ireland--Econometric models
Unemployment--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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