Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117071
Authors: 
Ommeren, Jos Van
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Regions and Fiscal Federalism", 25th - 29th August 2004, Porto, Portugal
Abstract: 
In this paper we analyse the commuting distribution from a job search perspective. We have examined under which conditions the commuting distribution is unimodal which is one of the stylised facts of commuting. It appears that a necessary condition is that space is two-dimensional. Furthermore, one of the following ingredients is sufficient: on-the-job mobility, spatiality-differentiated search or heterogeneity of jobs. Residential mobility does not appear to explain the shape of commuting density function as we observe it. JEL classification: R20, R64, J64 Keywords: commuting, search, mobility
Subjects: 
commuting
search
mobility
JEL: 
R20
R64
J64
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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