(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Getting a full-time job as a part-time unemployed : How much does spatial context matter?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KARLSSON J. (1) ; MÅNSSON J. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Economics and Statistics, Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies, Univ., Linnaeus, SUEDE
(2) Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE),Univ., Jönköping, SUEDE


This paper investigates the extent to which differences in the probability to exit from part-time unemployment to a full-time job are accountable for by spatial contextual factors and individual characteristics. To correctly incorporate contextual effects, a multilevel analysis is applied using a mixed-effects model to explore whether contextual factors account for differences in the probability of transition to full-time employment between individuals with different characteristics. The results indicate that there is a contextual effect and that there are some spatial spill-over effects from neighbouring municipalities, and that the unemployment rate partly explains the context variability. Furthermore, the contextual effect is found to be especially large for individuals without a university degree


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 53, no1 [pp. 179-195]

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