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dc.contributor.authorVan Ham, Maarten
dc.contributor.authorHooimeijer, P
dc.identifier.citationVan Ham , M & Hooimeijer , P 2009 , ' Regional differences in spatial flexibility : long commutes and job related migration intentions in the Netherlands ' , Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy , vol. 2 , no. 2 , pp. 129-146 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 438273
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 70349234601
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2106-0702/work/64697511
dc.description.abstractSpatial flexibility of the workforce is important in clearing regional labour markets. Workers’ spatial flexibility is limited and many European countries are developing policies to enhance the spatial flexibility of the labour force. Using the 2002 Netherlands Housing Demand Survey and logistic regression models, this paper examines the determinants of both long commutes and intentions to migrate for a job. The results show that living in the highly urbanized western part of the Netherlands increases the probability that workers opt for long commutes. Living in the more peripheral regions increases the probability that workers think about moving residence. The results further show that workers with long commutes are more likely to have the intention to move residence in the near future than workers with short commutes. This indicates that long commutes are suboptimal at the individual level.
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dc.rights© The Author(s) 2008. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.en
dc.subjectJob related migrationen
dc.subjectJob accessen
dc.subjectRegional labour marketsen
dc.subjectThe Netherlandsen
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.titleRegional differences in spatial flexibility : long commutes and job related migration intentions in the Netherlandsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Geography and Geosciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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