Spatial Labour Market Matching

CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 578

34 Pages Posted: 16 Dec 2016

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Elżbieta Antczak

University of Lodz

Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Robert Pater

University of Information Technology and Management

Date Written: Novemeber 2016

Abstract

We analyse the extent to which spatial interactions affect the labour market matching process. We apply spatial econometrics methods, including spatial panel Durbin models, which are rarely used in labour market matching analysis. We use the data on stocks and inflows of unemployed individuals and vacancies registered at public employment offices in Poland. We conduct the analysis at the NUTS-3 and NUTS-4 levels in Poland for the period 2003-2014. We find that (1) spatial interactions affect the matching processes in the labour market; (2) workers commute long distances, and many of these commutes involve crossing only one administrative border; (3) spatial indirect, direct, and total spillover effects determine the scale of outflows from unemployment in the focal and adjacent areas; and (4) spatial modelling is a more appropriate approach than classical modelling for the matching function.

Keywords: Spatial Interaction, Spillover Effect, Matching Function, Region

JEL Classification: C23, J61, J64

Suggested Citation

Antczak, Elżbieta and Gałecka-Burdziak, Ewa and Pater, Robert, Spatial Labour Market Matching (Novemeber 2016). CERGE-EI Working Paper Series No. 578, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2886007 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2886007

Elżbieta Antczak (Contact Author)

University of Lodz ( email )

Ulica Prezydenta Gabriela
Narutowicza 65 str.
Lodz, 90-131
Poland

Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

aleja Niepodleglosci 162
PL-Warsaw, 02-554
Poland

Robert Pater

University of Information Technology and Management ( email )

ul. Sucharskiego 2
Rzeszów, 35-225
Poland

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