Job search and commuting time

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Abstract

We structurally analyze a job search model for unemployed individuals that allows jobs to have different wage/commuting-time combinations. Thestructural parameter of interest is the willingness to pay for commuting time. We use a unique dataset containing subjective responses on the optimalsearch strategy by unemployed individuals in order to estimatethis structural parameter without the need to rely on strong functional form assumptions. We pay special attention to specification errors in the modeland to measurement errors in the data. The estimation results identify certain types of individuals who have a very low willingness to pay for (i.e. avery high disutility of) commuting time.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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NameResearch Memorandum
No.1996-1

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Job search
Commuting
Willingness-to-pay
Structural parameters
Specification error
Functional form
Measurement error
Wages

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van den Berg, G. J., & Gorter, C. (1996). Job search and commuting time. (Research Memorandum; No. 1996-1). Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
van den Berg, G.J. ; Gorter, C. / Job search and commuting time. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1996. (Research Memorandum; 1996-1).
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