Travel-to-work and unemployed job seekers

McQuaid, Ronald W, Charlesworth-May, Andrew C and Adams, John (1999) Travel-to-work and unemployed job seekers. Social Science Working Paper (29).

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A theoretical model of factors influencing the maximum time unemployed job seekers would be willing to commute to a new job is presented and tested using an ordered probit model. Significant effects are found for a range of personal and demographic characteristics, including gender, age, years of education, type of job, level of unemployment, expected wage, and location. The evidence suggests support for the spatial mismatch hypothesis and shows differing accessibility to employment opportunities for various types of unemployed people. The findings also suggest that models of the trade-off between leisure and work time should fully include travel-to-work time as part of this trade-off.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 1 873869 29 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: unemployed; job seekers; time; travel; demographics; spatial mismatch; leisure; work;
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
Item ID: 2867
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2009 15:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 09:54

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