Job Accessibility, Employment and Job-Education Mismatch in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona

48 Pages Posted: 27 May 2014

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Antonio Di Paolo

University of Barcelona

Anna Matas

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Josep Raymond

Autonomous University of Barcelona

Date Written: May 26, 2014

Abstract

This paper analyses the effect of job accessibility by public and private transport on labour market outcomes in the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Beyond employment, we consider the effect of job accessibility on job-education mismatch, which represents a relevant aspect of job quality. We adopt a recursive system of equations that models car availability, employment and mismatch. Public transport accessibility appears as an exogenous variable in the three equations. Even though it may reflect endogenous residential sorting, falsification proofs suggest that the estimated effect of public transport accessibility is not entirely driven by the endogenous nature of residential decisions.

Keywords: Employment, job-education mismatch, job accessibility, public transport, Barcelona

JEL Classification: J61, J21, O18, P25, R41

Suggested Citation

Di Paolo, Antonio and Matas, Anna and Raymond, Josep, Job Accessibility, Employment and Job-Education Mismatch in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (May 26, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2442045 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2442045

Antonio Di Paolo (Contact Author)

University of Barcelona ( email )

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
Barcelona, 08007
Spain

Anna Matas

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

Josep Raymond

Autonomous University of Barcelona ( email )

Plaça Cívica
Cerdañola del Valles
Barcelona, Barcelona 08193
Spain

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