Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Job search and commuting time

Contents:

Author Info

  • Berg, G.J. van den

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Gorter, C.
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    We structurally analyze a job search model for unemployed individuals that allows jobs to have different wage/commuting-time combinations. The structural parameter of interest is the willingness to pay for commuting time. We use a unique dataset containing subjective responses on the optimal search strategy by unemployed individuals in order to estimate this structural parameter without the need to rely on strong functional form assumptions. We pay special attention to specification errors in the model and to measurement errors in the data. The estimation results identify certain types of individuals who have a very low willingness to pay for (i.e. a very high disutility of) commuting time.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://degree.ubvu.vu.nl/repec/vua/wpaper/pdf/19960001.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0001.

    as in new window
    Length:
    Date of creation: 1996
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:vua:wpaper:1996-1

    Contact details of provider:
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.feweb.vu.nl
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: structural estimation; job search model; commuting time; reservation wage; willingness to pay;

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vua:wpaper:1996-1. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (R. Dam).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.