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Looking for incentives to explain Long Distance Commuting

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  • Dusan Paredes Araya

    ()
    (IDEAR - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

  • Iván Jamett Sasonov

    ()
    (IDEAR - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

Abstract

This paper suggests that long distance commuters obtain a wage compensation of 10% on average. With respect to the length of the trip, wages increase 5.7% per commuted hour. Regions with the highest influx of commuters are simultaneously those with higher wage compensations. This research suggests that the labor market alone does not seem to present evidence which foreshadows a reduction in LDC flows Moreover, this paper display how the labor market offers workers higher incentives in order to maintain the flow of long distance commuting.

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Paper provided by Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics in its series Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional with number 33.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2013
Date of revision: Jan 2013
Handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201302

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Keywords: Long Distance Commuting; Coarsened Exact Marching; wage compensation; wage distance gradient.;

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