This paper presents a new approach to the measurement of the effects of spatial mismatch that takes advantage of matched employer-employee administrative data integrated with a person-specific job accessibility measure, as well as demographic and neighborhood characteristics. The basic hypothesis is that if spatial mismatch is present, then improved accessibility to appropriate jobs should shorten the duration of unemployment.
Job Displacement and the Duration of Joblessness: The Role of Spatial MismatchFredrik Andersson, John C. Haltiwanger, Mark Kutzbach, Henry Pollakowski, and Daniel Weinberg ,
NBER Working Paper No. 20066