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Spatial job and residential mobility - the case of two-earner households


  • Mette Deding


  • Trine Filges


  • Jos Van Ommeren



We test a number of hypotheses derived from search theory about spatial job and residential moving behaviour of two-earner households using data for Denmark. In line with theory, we demonstrate that residential mobility depends positively on the commuting distance of both spouses, but negatively on the distance between workplaces. Furthermore, job mobility depends positively on the worker's commuting distance, negatively on the spouse' s commuting distance and positively on the distance between workplaces.

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  • Mette Deding & Trine Filges & Jos Van Ommeren, 2005. "Spatial job and residential mobility - the case of two-earner households," ERSA conference papers ersa05p256, European Regional Science Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:wiw:wiwrsa:ersa05p256

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