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Testing for redlining in the labour market

Testing for redlining in the labour market When an employer refuses to recruit a job applicant due to the applicant's place of residence, we speak of redlining in the labour market. There are two explanations for this practice by the employer. The first is the excessive distance between the applicant's place of residence and the workplace, justified by a logic of spatial mismatch. The second is based on the characteristics of the neighbourhood in line with a signal logic. We propose to measure the effects of these two mechanisms using a correspondence test conducted in the Paris region of France for two occupations: waiters and cooks. It appears that distance plays a significant role and reinforces the effect of a disreputable neighbourhood. The most deprived neighbourhoods combine these two types of drawbacks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Spatial Economic Analysis Taylor & Francis

Testing for redlining in the labour market

Testing for redlining in the labour market

Spatial Economic Analysis , Volume 14 (2): 21 – Apr 3, 2019

Abstract

When an employer refuses to recruit a job applicant due to the applicant's place of residence, we speak of redlining in the labour market. There are two explanations for this practice by the employer. The first is the excessive distance between the applicant's place of residence and the workplace, justified by a logic of spatial mismatch. The second is based on the characteristics of the neighbourhood in line with a signal logic. We propose to measure the effects of these two mechanisms using a correspondence test conducted in the Paris region of France for two occupations: waiters and cooks. It appears that distance plays a significant role and reinforces the effect of a disreputable neighbourhood. The most deprived neighbourhoods combine these two types of drawbacks.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Regional Studies Association
ISSN
1742-1780
eISSN
1742-1772
DOI
10.1080/17421772.2019.1559347
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Abstract

When an employer refuses to recruit a job applicant due to the applicant's place of residence, we speak of redlining in the labour market. There are two explanations for this practice by the employer. The first is the excessive distance between the applicant's place of residence and the workplace, justified by a logic of spatial mismatch. The second is based on the characteristics of the neighbourhood in line with a signal logic. We propose to measure the effects of these two mechanisms using a correspondence test conducted in the Paris region of France for two occupations: waiters and cooks. It appears that distance plays a significant role and reinforces the effect of a disreputable neighbourhood. The most deprived neighbourhoods combine these two types of drawbacks.

Journal

Spatial Economic AnalysisTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 3, 2019

Keywords: distance from place of employment; testing; redlining; C81; C93; J15; J71

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