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Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Role of Spatial Mismatch

Fredrik Andersson, John Haltiwanger, Mark Kutzbach, Henry O. Pollakowski and Daniel Weinberg ()
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Fredrik Andersson: Bank of America
Henry O. Pollakowski: Harvard University

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2018, vol. 100, issue 2, 203-218

Abstract: This paper presents a new approach to the measurement of the effects of spatial mismatch that takes advantage of matched employeremployee administrative data integrated with a person-specific job accessibility measure, as well as demographic and neighborhood characteristics. We focus on a group of job searchers for plausibly exogenous reasons: lower-income workers with strong labor force attachment separated during a mass layoff. Our results support the spatial mismatch hypothesis. We find that better job accessibility significantly decreases the duration of joblessness among lower-income displaced workers, especially for blacks, women, and older workers.

Date: 2018
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