In this paper, dynamic shift-share analysis using industry level data for full-time and part-time employment is employed to explore regional employment growth in Australia and to estimate the regional impact of the increasing trend to part-time job creation. The regions are defined by the metropolitan/rest of state distinction used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. National factors dominate but changing industry structure and unspecified local factors also play a significant role in explaining these outcomes. Non-metropolitan areas generally fail to benefit from industry mix changes because they do not offset substantial full-time employment losses with commensurate part-time employment growth.
Australasian Journal of Regional Studies Vol. 11, Issue 1, p. 25-40