EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Job Searching and the Weather: Evidence from Time-Use Data

Jorge González Chapela ()

Journal of Labor Research, 2021, vol. 42, issue 1, No 2, 29-55

Abstract: Abstract This paper combines individual-level time-use data for 2003–2017 with daily weather observations for U.S. counties to estimate the effects of precipitation and temperature on the intensity of job searching by the unemployed. Linear and nonlinear effects are investigated, along with heterogeneous responses across different populations. A 1 °C increase in maximum (minimum) temperature produces a same-day decrease (increase) in job-search time of close to 0.9 (1.7) minutes. For women, job-search time is 17 min shorter on days of heavy rain, whereas men search some 21 (26) minutes more on days of mild (moderate) rain. These changes do not appear to be offset on subsequent days.

Keywords: Job searching; Weather; Time use; Unemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12122-020-09311-6 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:jlabre:v:42:y:2021:i:1:d:10.1007_s12122-020-09311-6

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer.com/economics/journal/12122

DOI: 10.1007/s12122-020-09311-6

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Labor Research is currently edited by Ozkan Eren

More articles in Journal of Labor Research from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-01
Handle: RePEc:spr:jlabre:v:42:y:2021:i:1:d:10.1007_s12122-020-09311-6