Locational choices and the costs of distance: empirical evidence for Dutch graduates
AbstractThis study identifies and analyzes the effects of university/college graduates’ personal, household and employment characteristics as well as the attributes of their study, work and home locations on their college-to-work, college-to-residence, and commuting distances. The results illustrate that graduates are drawn to prospering regions with ample job opportunities, supposedly in order to advance their careers. They choose their places of residence so as to balance their commuting distances and the distances to their previous places of study. Residential amenities have a comparatively small effect on graduates’ locational choices, whereas they appear to value accessibility of the place of residence.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36221.
Date of creation: 2012
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distance; migration; locational choice; commuting; college-to-work; college-to-residence;
Other versions of this item:
- Martin Carree & Kristin Kronenberg, 2012. "Locational choices and the costs of distance: empirical evidence for Dutch graduates," ERSA conference papers ersa12p243, European Regional Science Association.
- R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-02-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2012-02-20 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-MIG-2012-02-20 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-URE-2012-02-20 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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