Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20085
Authors: 
Svarer, Michael
Rosholm, Michael
Munch, Jakob Roland
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 842
Abstract: 
In this paper we investigate whether rent control affects the functioning of the labour market. Particularly, we focus on the effect of rent control on the length of individual unemployment duration. Theoretically, the effect is ambiguous. Rent control reduces housing mobility and could very well spill-over to mobility in the labour market. On the other hand to maintain their rent control benefits unemployed individuals are presumably less demanding when accepting a job in the local labour market. Based on a rich Danish data set we investigate the empirical contents of the issue, and find results that are in clear accordance with the theoretical predictions.
Subjects: 
rent control
unemployment duration
search model
JEL: 
J64
J61
C41
L51
D45
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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