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The Effect of Home-ownership on Labor Mobility in The Netherlands

Michiel Van Leuvensteijn and Pierre Koning ()

No 04-01, Working Papers from Utrecht School of Economics

Abstract: In various macro-studies, home-ownership is found to hamper job mobility and to increase unemployment. This paper addresses similar issues, but uses a microeconometric framework where both individual job mobility, as well as the probability of being homeowner are modeled simultaneously. Using a panel of individual labor and housing market histories for the period 1989-1998, we estimate a nonparametric model of both job durations and home-ownership. We do not find homeowners to change less from jobs than tenants. Instead, our results suggest that the housing decision is driven by job commitment, and not the reverse. We do however find homeowners to be less vulnerable for unemployment.

Keywords: Duration Models; Labor Mobility (J6); Housing Market Analysis (R2) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab and nep-ure
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