Urbanization Effects on Job Search Decision
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Yudai Higashi: Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University and Junior Research Fellow, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, JAPAN
No DP2020-26, Discussion Paper Series from Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University
This study examines the effect of urban agglomeration on a non-working individual's decision to search for a job using Japanese microdata. According to the results, urban agglomeration raises the probability of job search for less-educated men, suggesting that it raises the offer wages or decreases the out-of-pocket cost of job search. Urban agglomeration also encourages unmarried women to search for a job, whereas the effect is not significant for married women. It, however, discourages married women with children from searching, suggesting that life events, such as marriage and childbirth, raise women's value of household production, especially in urban areas.
Keywords: Local labor market; Agglomeration (dis)economies; Life event; Japan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 R11 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
Date: 2020-09, Revised 2022-09
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