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Labour Mobility, Housing Prices and Unemployment: a Swedish perspective

Forslund, Sandra LU (2015) NEKN01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
The importance of the housing market and labour market has long been recognized and explored in macroeconomics. In this thesis the linkages between these two markets are highlighted and examined. In this paper the particular relationship that will be explored is that of rising housing costs and unemployment, thereby adding to the small number of papers observing rising costs as opposed to falling prices. The results generally perform as expected with significant results. Most of the variables of interest indicated a positive relationship between rising housing costs and unemployment, however one of the variables produced a surprising result and indicated that there was a negative relationship. Despite this result, there is sufficient... (More)
The importance of the housing market and labour market has long been recognized and explored in macroeconomics. In this thesis the linkages between these two markets are highlighted and examined. In this paper the particular relationship that will be explored is that of rising housing costs and unemployment, thereby adding to the small number of papers observing rising costs as opposed to falling prices. The results generally perform as expected with significant results. Most of the variables of interest indicated a positive relationship between rising housing costs and unemployment, however one of the variables produced a surprising result and indicated that there was a negative relationship. Despite this result, there is sufficient evidence through theoretical framework and estimation to infer that rising housing costs act as a deterrent for relocation leading to labour mobility problems which can exacerbate or prolong unemployment. (Less)
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author
Forslund, Sandra LU
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NEKN01 20151
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Random Effects, Panel Data, Unemployment, Mobility, Housing
language
English
id
7852666
date added to LUP
2015-09-10 15:08:15
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  abstract     = {The importance of the housing market and labour market has long been recognized and explored in macroeconomics. In this thesis the linkages between these two markets are highlighted and examined. In this paper the particular relationship that will be explored is that of rising housing costs and unemployment, thereby adding to the small number of papers observing rising costs as opposed to falling prices. The results generally perform as expected with significant results. Most of the variables of interest indicated a positive relationship between rising housing costs and unemployment, however one of the variables produced a surprising result and indicated that there was a negative relationship. Despite this result, there is sufficient evidence through theoretical framework and estimation to infer that rising housing costs act as a deterrent for relocation leading to labour mobility problems which can exacerbate or prolong unemployment.},
  author       = {Forslund, Sandra},
  keyword      = {Random Effects,Panel Data,Unemployment,Mobility,Housing},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Labour Mobility, Housing Prices and Unemployment: a Swedish perspective},
  year         = {2015},
}