Simulation and labour market dynamics

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The methodology employed in this paper is focussed more on conclusion-oriented study as distinguished from decision-oriented study. In this paper, very basic and well established concepts and theories of human job search and migration behaviour are used as a basis for more complex theory. Hypotheses are proposed and tested using computer simulation experiments. In this context a 'test' refers to the ability of a model based on these hypotheses to produce results that are corroborated by observed behaviour. If such corroboration does not exist then the model has 'failed the test' and the underlying hypothesis is rejected. Otherwise the hypothesis can be suggested as one possible explanation of the observed behaviour. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-120
Number of pages26
JournalPublication Series - University of Waterloo, Department of Geography
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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