Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150722
Authors: 
Knies, Gundi
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 175
Abstract: 
This research examines the strength of people's ties with close neighbours and the sensitivity thereof to changes in residential mobility, access to modes of public and private transport, and changes in the availability of modern communications technologies using the German Socio-economic Panel Study (SOEP). All forms of mobility have increased over time and are negatively associated with visiting neighbours. With further increases in mobility, close neighbours may become less relevant. Nevertheless, presently the incidence of visits with neighbours is sizeable; in contrast to the frequent assertion in the literature that the neighbourhood is of no importance.
Subjects: 
Neighbourhood
Social interactions
Mobility
Transport
Internet
Family ties
JEL: 
J19
R29
Y8
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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