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Title:Unemployment, commuting, and search intensity PDF Logo
Authors:Wrede, Matthias
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:IWQW discussion paper series 12/2011
Abstract:Employing a standard matching unemployment model extended by within-labor-market-regions commuting, this paper analyzes the tradeoff between commuting costs and unemployment. Depending on whether commuters are able to bargain for fringe benefits, search may or may not be biased towards distant workplaces and less productive centers. As a consequence, unemployment benefits should be tied to search in high productivity regions. Using German county data, the paper tests some positive predictions that emerge from of the model. In particular, it confirms that increasing labor market tightness reduces the willingness to out-commute.
Subjects:unemployment
matching
commuting
search
labor market policy
JEL:R12
R13
R14
H22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IWQW Discussion Paper Series, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

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