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Job accessibility, employment and job-education mismatch in the metropolitan area of Barcelona

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  • Antonio Di Paolo

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    (Grup d'Anàlisi Quantitativa Regional, AQR-IREA, Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Diagonal, 690, 08034 Barcelona, Spain)

  • Anna Matas

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    (Dept. Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain)

  • Josep Lluís Raymond

    ()

    (Dept. Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain)

This paper analyses the effect of job accessibility by public and private transport on labour market outcomes in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Beyond employment, we consider the effect of job accessibility on job-education mismatch, which represents a relevant aspect of job quality. We adopt a recursive system of equations that models car availability, employment and mismatch. Public transport accessibility appears as an exogenous variable in the three equations. Even though it may reflect endogenous residential sorting, falsification proofs suggest that the estimated effect of public transport accessibility is not entirely driven by the endogenous nature of residential decisions.

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Length: 48 pages
Date of creation: May 2014
Date of revision: May 2014
Handle: RePEc:xrp:wpaper:xreap2014-05
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