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Job Accessibility and the Employment and School Enrollment of Teenagers

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  • Keith Ihlanfeldt

    (Georgia State University)

Ihlanfeldt presents data that strongly support the "spatial mismatch hypothesis" for the high unemployment rate of disadvantaged teens. This theory, which the author thoroughly outlines in this work, asserts that the suburbanization of low-skill jobs and continued housing market segregation have reduced the job opportunities of inner-city dwelling minorities. This book extends Ihlanfeldt's earlier work on spatial mismatch by incorporating school enrollment decisions and other urban factors into his analysis. Thus, he also demonstrates empirically that job access is related to the high school dropout problem and concludes that poor access to jobs is useful in explaining the relatively low economic welfare of urban blacks.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number jaes and published in 1992.
ISBN: paper 9780880991261
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:jaes
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