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Job and residential search behaviour of two-earner households

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  • Jos van Ommeren


    (Centre for European HRM, School of Management, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 OAL, UK)

Even though a large share of the workforce belongs to two-earner households, job search models invariably ignore the interaction between the wage earners of the same household. In this article, job and residential search behaviour of two-earner households are simultaneously analysed. The main finding of the theoretical model is that two-earner households search less intensively in the housing market, and more intensively in the labour market, if the distance between the workplaces of the two wage earners is longer. In the empirical part the latter finding has been analysed based upon a data set for Dutch two-earner households.

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Article provided by Springer & Regional Science Association International in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 79 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 375-391

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:79:y:2000:i:4:p:375-391
Note: Received: 12 May 1998
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