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Time distances and labor market integration

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  • Börje Johansson


    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, P.O. Box 1056, 551 11 Jönköping, Sweden)

  • Johan Klaesson


    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, P.O. Box 1056, 551 11 Jönköping, Sweden)

  • Michael Olsson


    (Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, P.O. Box 1056, 551 11 Jönköping, Sweden)

This article investigates how time distances within and between municipalities determine the spatial extent of local and regional labor markets. As time distances change, the extent of the labor market will also change. Diminishing time distances will bring about increases in labor market size by integrating formerly spatially separate markets. We analyze such processes using accessibility measures derived from a random choice preference function approach. Accessibility is measured in terms of number of jobs, labor supply and supply of service functions. The aim of the work is to illustrate the usefulness of the purpose-specific accessibility measure we introduce.

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

Volume (Year): 81 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 305-327

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:81:y:2002:i:3:p:305-327
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