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Neighborhood Effects and Individual Unemployment

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  • Bauer, Thomas K.

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    (RWI)

  • Fertig, Michael

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    (ISG, Cologne)

  • Vorell, Matthias

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    (RWI)

Abstract

Using a unique dataset for Germany that links individual longitudinal data from the GSOEP to regional data from the federal employment agency and data of real estate prices, we evaluate the impact of neighborhood unemployment on individual employment prospects. The panel setup and richness of the data allows us to overcome some of the identification problems which are present in this strand of literature. The empirical results indicate that there is a significant negative impact of neighborhood unemployment on the individual employment probability.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6040.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2011
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp6040

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Keywords: social interactions; unemployment; neighborhood characteristics;

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  2. Wolfgang Lechthaler & Dennis Snower, 2013. "Worker Identity, Employment Fluctuations and Stabilization Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 4271, CESifo Group Munich.

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