(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Do history and geography matter? Regional unemployment dynamics in a resource-dependent economy : evidence from Western Australia, 1984–2011

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • School of Earth and Environment, Univ. of Western Australia, Crawley, AUSTRALIE


Through the example of the local unemployment market of the Perth metropolitan region between 1984 and 2011, the AA. test the key notions of path dependence, place dependence, and equilibrium dependence in the context of a ‘peripheral’ resource dependent and export-oriented economy. They find evidence of ‘weak’ path dependence in the evolution of local unemployment rates, with a small number of local labor markets exhibiting ‘strong’ equilibrium dependence. Furthermore, they find evidence of ‘place’ dependence, particularly between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan labor markets, suggesting the existence of a ‘patchwork economy’


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no12 [pp. 2919-2938]



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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