Spatial Mismatch through Local Public Employment Agencies? Answers from a French Quasi-Experiment
Mathieu Bunel () and
Elisabeth Tovar ()
No 2015-32, EconomiX Working Papers from University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX
Using the unanticipated creation of a new agency in the French region of Lyon as a quasinatural experiment, we question whether distance to local public employment agencies (LPEAs) is a new channel for spatial mismatch. Contrary to past evidence based on aggregated data and consistent with the spatial mismatch literature, we find no evidence of a worker/agency spatial mismatch, which supports a resizing of the French LPEA network. However, echoing the literature on the institutional determinants of the local public employment agencies’ efficiency, we do find detrimental institutional transitory effects.
Keywords: spatial mismatch; unemployment; public employment service; quasi-experiment. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J58 R53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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