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Title:Neighborhood effects and individual unemployment PDF Logo
Authors:Bauer, Thomas K.
Fertig, Michael
Vorell, Matthias
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6040
Abstract:Using a unique dataset for Germany that links individual longitudinal data from the GSOEP to regional data from the federal employment agency and data of real estate prices, we evaluate the impact of neighborhood unemployment on individual employment prospects. The panel setup and richness of the data allows us to overcome some of the identification problems which are present in this strand of literature. The empirical results indicate that there is a significant negative impact of neighborhood unemployment on the individual employment probability.
Subjects:social interactions
unemployment
neighborhood characteristics
JEL:J64
R23
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201110263842
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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