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- 'Greening brown pathways': how can traditional labour markets restructure into generators of green jobs?
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Business & Law, Newcastle Business School
- 'Green jobs' are touted as the panacea for employment replacement as traditional carbon-intensive industries restructure in response to climate change challenges. Despite impressive estimates of employment growth, there is scant research on how local labour markets, embedded in the 'old brown' economy, actually adjust to this 'green' transition. This paper surveys what is known about transitions for workers displaced from traditional industries, as this knowledge can help understanding about green employment transition. The argument is that there needs to be a coordinated effort between the state and the unique institutional capacity of affected regions. The paper concludes by sketching a mathematical model to measure replacement rates from one sector to another; the objective is to determine the required job creation by state and local institutions so that appropriate transition policies can be designed for specific regions.
- Labour Underutilisation, Unemployment and Underemployment incorporating the 11th Path to Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment. Labour Underutilisation, Unemployment and Underemployment incorporating the 11th Path to Full Employment Conference and 16th National Conference on Unemployment: Proceeedings Refereed Papers (Newcastle, N.S.W. 3-4 December, 2009) p. 231-242
- Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle
- Resource Type
- conference paper