The effect of neighbourhood housing tenure mix on labour market outcomes: a longitudinal investigation of neighbourhood effects

Ham Maarten van, DJ Manley

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Abstract

This article investigates the effect of different levels of neighbourhood housing tenure mix and deprivation on transitions from unemployment to employment and the probability of staying in employment for those with a job. We used multiple regression models and unique individual level data from the Scottish Longitudinal Study. We found that high correlations between the percentage of social renting in a neighbourhood and labour market outcomes disappeared when controlling for neighbourhood deprivation, individual level education and tenure. The results show that living in a deprived neighbourhood is negatively correlated with labour market performance, but predominantly for homeowners and not for social renters. We suggest that selection effects and not causation are behind the neighbourhood effects found.
Translated title of the contributionThe effect of neighbourhood housing tenure mix on labour market outcomes: a longitudinal investigation of neighbourhood effects
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257 - 282
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Economic Geography
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010

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Publisher: Oxford Journals

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