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Leisure Nothing for Commuters? The Effect of Commuting Time on Labour Supply

Zilling, Jennifer LU (2020) NEKP01 20201
Department of Economics
Abstract
This thesis investigates the effect of commuting time on labour supply using US household survey data. To circumvent biased estimates as working hours and commuting time are jointly determined by the worker, a first differences approach is carried out, in which changes in the commute are assumed to be exogenous. The estimates suggest that there is no causal effect on labour supply that can be derived from commuting time. When investigating the impact of commuting on the partner’s labour supply, women respond positively to their male partners’ increased commute while male workers are unaffected to changes in their female partners’ commuting patterns.
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author
Zilling, Jennifer LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKP01 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
commuting, labour supply, working hours, partner’s labour supply
language
English
id
9027317
date added to LUP
2020-08-29 11:09:58
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2020-08-29 11:09:58
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  abstract     = {This thesis investigates the effect of commuting time on labour supply using US household survey data. To circumvent biased estimates as working hours and commuting time are jointly determined by the worker, a first differences approach is carried out, in which changes in the commute are assumed to be exogenous. The estimates suggest that there is no causal effect on labour supply that can be derived from commuting time. When investigating the impact of commuting on the partner’s labour supply, women respond positively to their male partners’ increased commute while male workers are unaffected to changes in their female partners’ commuting patterns.},
  author       = {Zilling, Jennifer},
  keyword      = {commuting,labour supply,working hours,partner’s labour supply},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Leisure Nothing for Commuters? The Effect of Commuting Time on Labour Supply},
  year         = {2020},
}