A model of the commuting range of unemployed job seekers

McQuaid, Ronald W and Greig, Malcolm (2001) A model of the commuting range of unemployed job seekers. In: Transport Planning, Logistics and Spatial Mismatch. Pion, London, pp. 152-166. ISBN 978-0850861723

[img] Microsoft Word
Download (113kB)


    The ability or willingness of unemployed people to travel further to a new job will affect the level of mismatch between job seekers and jobs (Brueckner and Martin 1997; Gabriel and Rosenthal, 1996; Holzer, 1991). Empirical evidence suggests that a range of socio-economic factors affect the length of time that job seekers are willing to commute to a new job (McQuaid et al, 2001). However, while there is considerable research into the travel-to-work times of those already in work there is limited research on the potential maximum journey to work for unemployed people seeking work. This paper seeks to identify and examine a range of personal, demographic and spatial factors that influence the time that unemployed job seekers would be willing to spend travelling to work if they could obtain employment.
    In Section 2 existing evidence on factors affecting commuting time is reviewed. Section 3 sets out a theoretical model of the attitudes of unemployed job seekers towards the time they would be prepared to commute to a new job. Section 4 presents the results of a factor analysis of characteristics of unemployed job seekers and their attitude towards travel-to-work times. Section 5 presents the conclusions

    Item Type: Book Section
    ISBN: 978-0850861723
    Uncontrolled Keywords: commuting; travel-to-work; job seeking; unemployed; demographis; spatial factors; rural economies;
    University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
    Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
    300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
    Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
    H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Item ID: 2807
    Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
    Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 13:31
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 13:52

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...

    Edinburgh Napier University is a registered Scottish charity. Registration number SC018373