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dc.contributor.authorGautier, Pieter A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZenou, Yvesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:55:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:55:26Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127369en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35695-
dc.description.abstractWe show how small initial wealth differences between low skilled black and white workers can generate large differences in their labor-market outcomes. This even occurs in the absence of a taste for discrimination against blacks or exogenous differences in the distance to jobs. Because of the initial wealth difference, blacks cannot afford cars while whites can. Car ownership allows whites to reach more jobs per unit of time and this gives them a better bargaining position. As a result, in equilibrium, blacks end up with both higher unemployment rates and lower wages than whites. Furthermore, it takes more time for blacks to reach their jobs even though they travel less miles. Those predictions are consistent with the data. Better access to capital markets or better public transportation will reduce the differences in labor market outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3814en_US
dc.subject.jelD83en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTransportation mismatchen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordspatial labor marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmultiple job centersen_US
dc.subject.keywordethnic minoritiesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktdiskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwKraftfahrzeugen_US
dc.subject.stwVermögensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionaler Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleCar ownership and the labor market of ethnic minoritiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584705468en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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