Spatial mobility and commuting: The case of two-earner households

Mette Deding*, Trine Filges, Jos Van Ommeren

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Abstract

We examine the effects of the spatial configuration of workers' residence and workplace location on intraregional residential and job moving decisions of workers belonging to two-earner households. We hypothesize that two-earner households' residential mobility depends positively on the commuting distance of both spouses, but negatively on the distance between workplaces. Further, we hypothesize that workers' job mobility depends positively on the worker's commuting distance, negatively on the spouse's commuting distance, and positively on the distance between workplaces. Using data for Denmark, it appears that these hypotheses hold, and that the effects of the spatial configuration are rather large.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-147
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Regional Science
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2009

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