Commuting times: is there any penalty for immigrants?

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dc.contributor.author Blázquez Cuesta, Maite
dc.contributor.author Llano, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Moral Carcedo, Julián
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Análisis Económico, Teoría Económica e Historia Económica es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-24T14:41:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-24T14:41:16Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 1885-6888
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/667030 en
dc.description.abstract Studying the relation between workers’ nationality and their commuting time has been of paramount importance in countries with high immigration rates and ethnical heterogeneity. Most of these studies focus on the spatial mismatch of racial minorities, and consider urban and social structures of the countries/cities where this segregation phenomenon may occur. Currently, immigration is one of the main challenges of the Spanish society. Foreign residents in Madrid region increased 639 % between 1996 and 2004. In this paper we explore the connection between commuting time, residential location and worker’s nationality using an ordered logit model. Our findings reveal that immigrants from ‘transition economies’ and ‘third world’ countries are significantly more likely to suffer higher commuting times compared to natives. These differences can be explained by both housing and labour market restrictions due to discrimination. This commuting penalty is in line with the spatial mismatch hypothesis and residential segregation. en_US
dc.format.extent 28 pag.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng es_ES
dc.publisher Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Departamento de Análisis Económico: Teoría Económica e Historia Económica es_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economic analysis working papers series. 5/2008 en_US
dc.subject.other Commuting flows en_US
dc.subject.other Immigration en_US
dc.subject.other Spatial mismatch en_US
dc.subject.other Labour mobility en_US
dc.title Commuting times: is there any penalty for immigrants? en_US
dc.type workingPaper en_US
dc.subject.eciencia Economía es_ES
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en_US
dc.authorUAM Llano Verduras, Carlos (261385)
dc.authorUAM Blázquez Cuesta, María Teresa (261259)
dc.authorUAM Moral Carcedo, Julián (258679)


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