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Title:Commuting time and labour supply: A causal effect? PDF Logo
Authors:Giménez, José Ignacio
Molina, José Alberto
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5529
Abstract:We analyze the causal effect of the length of the worker's commute on worker's productivity, by examining whether commuting time has any effect on worker's labour market supply. Using the Spanish Time Use Survey 2002-03, our GMM/IV estimation yields a positive causal impact of commuting time on the time devoted to the labour market, with one hour of commuting increasing the time devoted to the labour market by 35 minutes in a working day. Our results shed light on the relationship between commuting and workers behaviour, since daily labour supply should be considered in theoretical models to provide a comprehensive view of commuter behaviour.
Subjects:commuting
labour supply
productivity
causality
Time Use Survey
JEL:R23
J22
J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104114033
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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