Functional labour market areas

Administrative areas are arbitrary and usually inappropriate as geographical framework to measure and monitor spatial patterns of socio-economic and labour market activity. Functional Labour Market Areas (FLMAs) provide a more comprehensive and meaningful analytical structure to guide spatially-explicit employment policy development. This project seeks to develop FMLAs by applying innovative computational methods based on census data and satellite imagery.

Rowe, F., Casado-Díaz, J.M. and Martínez-Bernabéau, L., 2017. Functional Labour Market Areas for Chile. REGION, 4(3), pp.7-9.

Casado-Díaz, J.M. and Martínez-Bernabéau, L and Rowe, F, 2017, `An Evolutionary Approach to the Delimitation of Local Labour Market Areas: An Empirical Application for Chile', Spatial Economic Analysis, DOI: 10.1080/17421772.2017.1273541.