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Home ownership, job duration, and wages

  • Munch, Jakob Roland
  • Rosholm, Michael
  • Svarer, Michael

We investigate the impact of home ownership on individual job mobility and wages in Denmark. We find that home ownership has a negative impact on job-to-job mobility both in terms of transition into new local jobs and new jobs outside the local labor market. In addition, there is a clear negative effect of home ownership on the unemployment risk and a positive impact on wages. These results are robust to different strategies for correcting for the possible endogeneity of the home owner variable.

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Volume (Year): 63 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 130-145

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