Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35702
Authors: 
van Ham, Maarten
Manley, David
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 4094
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the effect of different levels of neighbourhood housing tenure mix on transitions from unemployment to employment and the probability of staying in employment for those with a job. We used individual level data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS), a 5.3% sample of the Scottish population, covering a 10 year period. We found a strong negative correlation between living in deprived neighbourhoods and labour market outcomes (getting or keeping a job). We found a small, but significant, positive correlation between living in mixed tenure (40-80% social housing) streets and transitions from unemployment to employment. In the conclusion we discuss the extent to which we think these results can be interpreted as 'neighbourhood effects' or selection effects.
Subjects: 
Tenure mix
deprivation
neighbourhood effects
labour market transitions
longitudinal data
Scotland
JEL: 
I30
J60
R23
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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