Labor mobility

Labor mobility or worker mobility is the geographical and occupational movement of workers.[1] Worker mobility is best gauged by the lack of impediments to such mobility. Impediments to mobility are easily divided into two distinct classes with one being personal and the other being systemic. Personal impediments include physical location, and physical and mental ability. The systemic impediments include educational opportunities as well as various laws and political contrivances and even barriers and hurdles arising from historical happenstance.

Increasing and maintaining a high level of labor mobility allows a more efficient allocation of resources. Labor mobility has proven to be a forceful driver of innovations.[2]


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International Labor Mobility

International labor mobility is the movement of workers between nation states.[3] It is an example of an international factor movement.The movement of laborers is based on a difference in resources between countries.[4] According to economists, Over time the migration of labor should have an equalizing effect on wages, with workers in the same industries garnering the same wage.

Common impediments to worker mobility

Some common reasons workers are immobile include:

  • national and regional differences in the qualifications necessary for different jobs[5]
  • a lack of standards for skills and vocations[6]
  • discrimination based on citizenship or national origin[7]
  • discrimination based on social class[citation needed]
  • systems of economics and property rights that impede workers.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Long, Jason. "“Labour Mobility”". Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. http://www.faculty.econ.northwestern.edu/faculty/ferrie/papers/Labour%20Mobility.pdf. Retrieved 24 February 2011. 
  2. ^ A Legal Bridge Spanning 100 Years: From the Gold Mines of El Dorado to the 'Golden' Startups of Silicon Valley By Gregory Gromov, 2010.
  3. ^ Krugman, Paul (2005). International Economics: Theory and Policy. Daryl Fox. ISBN 0201770377. 
  4. ^ Krugman, Paul (2005). International Economics: Theory and Policy. Daryl Fox. ISBN 0201770377. 
  5. ^ Jurado, Gonzalo. "Labor Mobility Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region". Philippine APEC Study Center Network. http://pascn.pids.gov.ph/DiscList/d99/s99-01.PDF. 
  6. ^ Jurado, Gonzalo. "Labor Mobility Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region". Philippine APEC Study Center Network. http://pascn.pids.gov.ph/DiscList/d99/s99-01.PDF. 
  7. ^ Jurado, Gonzalo. "Labor Mobility Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region". Philippine APEC Study Center Network. http://pascn.pids.gov.ph/DiscList/d99/s99-01.PDF. 

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