Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20937
Authors: 
van der Klaauw, Bas
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 102
Abstract: 
This paper investigates how in addition to personal characteristics the neighborhood affects the individual transition rate from welfare to work. We use a unique administrative database on welfare recipients in Rotterdam, the second largest city of The Netherlands. We find that the exit rate to work of young Dutch welfare recipients is influenced by the neighborhood unemployment rate. Other neighborhood characteristics such as the average housing price are not important. From this we conclude that for young Dutch welfare recipients a high local unemployment rate has a negative spillover effect on the transition from welfare to work.
Subjects: 
Welfare to work
unemployment duration
spillovers
JEL: 
J64
C41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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