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dc.contributor.authorRupert, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorStancanelli, Elena G. F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWasmer, Etienneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:07:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:07:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20091105819en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36311-
dc.description.abstractA search model of the labor market is augmented to include commuting time to work. The theory posits that wages are positively related to commute distance, by a factor itself depending negatively on the bargaining power of workers. Since not all combinations of distance and wages are accepted, there is non-random selection of accepted job offers. We build on these ingredients to explore in the data the relationship between wages and commute time. We find that neglecting to account for this selection will bias downward the wage impact of commuting, and marginally affect the coefficients on education, age and gender. The correlation between the residuals of the selectivity equation and the distance equation is -0.70, showing the large impact of commute time on job acceptance decisions. We also use the theory to calculate the bargaining power of workers which largely varies depending on demographic groups: it appears to be much larger for men than that for women and that the bargaining power of women with young children is essentially zero.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4510en_US
dc.subject.jelJ3en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelR2en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCommutingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsearch modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsimultaneous equationsen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsverkehren_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwLohnverhandlungenen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhandlungsmachten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSimultanes Gleichungssystemen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleCommuting, wages and bargaining poweren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn614462207en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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