For support we thank the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), grant number RES-000-22-0456. The data used in this article were made available through the ESRC Data Archive. The data were originally collected by the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. Neither the original collectors of the data nor the Archive bear any responsibility for the analyses and interpretations presented here. For their help and advice we thank Jakob Munch, Michael Svarer, Aico van Vuuren, Michael Rosholm, Michiel van Leuvensteijn, Namkee Ahn and Richard Upward, as well as two anonymous referees for their very useful comments.
Housing Tenure, Job Mobility and Unemployment in the UK*
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The Economic Journal
Volume 118, Issue 527, pages 311–328, March 2008
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Battu, H., Ma, A. and Phimister, E. (2008), Housing Tenure, Job Mobility and Unemployment in the UK. The Economic Journal, 118: 311–328. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2007.02122.x
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This article examines the effects of housing tenure on individuals’ job and unemployment durations in the UK. We examine job to job transitions and transitions from unemployment. We take account of whether or not the arrival of a job was synonymous with a non-local residential move, tenure endogeneity and unobserved heterogeneity. We find that home-ownership is a constraint for the employed and public renting is more of a constraint for the unemployed. Employed home-owners have a lower transition into employment with a distant move and unemployed public renters have a lower probability of gaining employment in more distant labour markets.