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Looking for incentives to explain Long Distance Commuting


  • Dusan Paredes Araya

    () (IDEAR - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

  • Iván Jamett Sasonov

    () (IDEAR - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)


This paper suggests that long distance commuters obtain a wage compensation of 10% on average. With respect to the length of the trip, wages increase 5.7% per commuted hour. Regions with the highest influx of commuters are simultaneously those with higher wage compensations. This research suggests that the labor market alone does not seem to present evidence which foreshadows a reduction in LDC flows Moreover, this paper display how the labor market offers workers higher incentives in order to maintain the flow of long distance commuting.

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  • Dusan Paredes Araya & Iván Jamett Sasonov, 2013. "Looking for incentives to explain Long Distance Commuting," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 33, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Jan 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201302

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    Long Distance Commuting; Coarsened Exact Marching; wage compensation; wage distance gradient.;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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