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Wage payoffs and distance deterrence in the journey to work

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  • Glenn, Paul
  • Thorsen, Inge
  • Ubøe, Jan

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In this paper we suggest a microeconomic model for how commuting flows relate to traveling distance in a two-region system. Commuting is the preferred choice of a worker whenever he can obtain an increase in wages greater than the cost of commuting. Our framework is based on an approach where workers apply for jobs according to a strategy that maximizes their expected payoffs (wages minus commuting costs). We also discuss the possibility of a systematic bias when actual traveling distances are represented by distances between city centers, ignoring intrazonal distances.

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  • Glenn, Paul & Thorsen, Inge & Ubøe, Jan, 2004. "Wage payoffs and distance deterrence in the journey to work," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 38(9), pages 853-867, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:38:y:2004:i:9:p:853-867
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    1. David Philip McArthur & Inge Thorsen & Jan Ubøe, 2014. "Employment, transport infrastructure, and rural depopulation: a new spatial equilibrium model," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 46(7), pages 1652-1665, July.
    2. David Philip McArthur & Inge Thorsen & Jan Ubøe, 2014. "Transport networks and accessibility: complex spatial interactions," Chapters,in: Accessibility and Spatial Interaction, chapter 3, pages 38-61 Edward Elgar Publishing.

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