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Statut résidentiel et retour à l'emploi dans un modèle à agents hétérogènes : effet mobilité ou effet richesse ?


  • Salima Bouayad-Agha
  • Sébastien Ménard
  • Faouzi Sellem


In this article, we study the effect of residential status on return-to-employment, considering how transaction costs and costs of removal affect geographical mobility of unemployed and workers. Lower mobility can explain why homeownership exhibit longer average duration of unemployment. Another reason can be attributed to taxes that reduce incentives to become homeownership and are a barrier to geographical mobility that can be helpful to a faster return-to employment. Using a model with heterogeneous agents with accumulation of financial assets, we show that the cost of mobility affects the geographical mobility and that exit rate of unemployment is mainly due to the strategy of homeownership and a wealth effect.

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  • Salima Bouayad-Agha & Sébastien Ménard & Faouzi Sellem, 2010. "Statut résidentiel et retour à l'emploi dans un modèle à agents hétérogènes : effet mobilité ou effet richesse ?," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(1), pages 57-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_101_0057

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