2006–2010

Spatial Dependence in Local Unemployment Rates

Reprint No. 2007:2

Author(s): Eleonora Patacchini and Yves ZenouYear: 2007 Title: Journal of Economic Geography Volume (No.): 7 (2) Pages: 169–191


By explicitly considering the spatial dimension of local regional labor markets, we develop a simple dynamic model that explains the spatial correlation between unemployment rates. We then test this model by using UK local data. Our evidence shows a significant spatial dependence that has been growing over time and characterized by a low distance decay. Highly localized effects are explained by commuting flows. These results are consistent with the theoretical model.


Reference:
Patacchini, Eleonora and Yves Zenou (2007), "Spatial Dependence in Local Unemployment Rates". Journal of Economic Geography 7(2), 169–191.

Integrating Immigrants into the Nordic Labour Markets

An Overall Perspective

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Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden face similar problems of integrating large groups of immigrants, especially low-educated ones from outside the EU, into their labour markets. In this volume, edited by Lars Calmfors, IFN, and Nora Sánchez Gassen in cooperation with researchers from across the Nordic Region analyse how labour market integration of immigrants can be promoted. 

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