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The global labour market for seafarers working aboard merchant cargo ships 2003

Ellis, Neil ORCID: and Sampson, Helen ORCID: 2008. The global labour market for seafarers working aboard merchant cargo ships 2003. Cardiff, UK: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University. Available at:

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The Global Labour Market for Seafarers (GLMS) study has been conducted by the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) for several years, and data collated from crew lists is available for the periods: 1993-2000; 2002; and 2003. Data from the study have previously been used to consider the profile of the seafaring workforce for the global cargo fleet in terms of characteristics such as age, nationality, ship type, and rank. The GLMS produces labour market estimates based upon crew lists collected from a sample of world ports. Its innovative methodology offers a valuable alternative to labour market estimates based on surveys of employers which suffer from low and potentially biased response rates as well as from a necessary reliance upon the subjective views of managers. Bias within the GLMS is more transparent, where it exists, and it relates almost entirely to port (sample) selection which can be assessed using comparisons with world fleet composition data.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
V Naval Science > V Naval Science (General)
Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University
ISBN: 1900174359
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 15:28

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