Laurent Gobillon
Thierry Magnac
Harris Selod

the effect of location on finding a job in the paris region (replication data)

Do spatial differences in unemployment duration reflect residential sorting or a true local effect? Focusing on the 1300 municipalities of the Paris region, we apply a methodology that disentangles individual and unspecified municipality effects. Estimating a proportional hazard model stratified by municipality and recovering a survival function for each municipality purged of individual observed heterogeneity, we show that local and individual characteristics add up in their contribution to unemployment duration. While only 30% of the spatial disparities in unemployment duration are explained by individual characteristics, 70% of the remaining disparities are captured by local indicators, mainly correlated with residential segregation.

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Gobillon, Laurent; Magnac, Thierry; Selod, Harris (2011): The effect of location on finding a job in the Paris region (replication data). Version: 1. Journal of Applied Econometrics. Dataset.