Job and residential search behaviour of two-earner households

J. Van Ommeren*

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Abstract

Even though a large share of the workforce belongs to two-earner households, job search models invariably ignore the interaction between the wage earners of the same household. In this article, job and residential search behaviour of two-earner households are simultaneously analysed. The main finding of the theoretical model is that two-earner households search less intensively in the housing market, and more intensively in the labour market, if the distance between the workplaces of the two wage earners is longer. In the empirical part the latter finding has been analysed based upon a data set for Dutch two-earner households.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-391
Number of pages17
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Volume79
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Commuting
  • Job mobility
  • Residential mobility
  • Search
  • Two-earner households

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