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Neighborhood Eff ects and Individual Unemployment

  • Thomas K. Bauer
  • Michael Fertig
  • Matthias Vorell

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Using a unique dataset for Germany that links individual longitudinal data from the GSOEP to regional data from the federal employment agency and data of real estate prices, we evaluate the impact of neighborhood unemployment on individual employment propects. The panel setup and richness of the data allows us to overcome some of the identifi cation problems which are present in this strand of literature. The empirical results indicate that there is a signifi cant negative impact of neighborhood unemployment on the individual employment probability.

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Paper provided by Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen in its series Ruhr Economic Papers with number 0285.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:rwi:repape:0285
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