The Commuting Distribution
AbstractIn this paper we analyse the commuting distribution from a job search perspective.We have examined under which conditions the commuting distribution is unimodal which isone of the stylised facts of commuting. It appears that a necessary condition is that space istwo-dimensional. Furthermore, one of the following ingredients is sufficient: on-the-jobmobility, spatially-differentiated search or heterogeneity ofjobs. Residential mobility does notappear to explain the shape of the commuting density function as we observe it.
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commuting; search; mobility;
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- R20 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - General
- J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
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