spatial mismatch


  • • There also seems to be a high search cost involve for urban workers looking for a job in the suburbs.

  • The phenomenon has many implications for inner-city residents dependent on low-level entry jobs.

  • Unfortunately, minorities tend to weigh the short-term loss higher than the long-term benefits and as a result, decrease their opportunity at obtaining a job in the suburbs.

  • • Commuting cost is seen as an obstacle for inner-city people to be present for job interviews and furthermore to arrive to work everyday on time.

  • In its original formulation (see below) and in subsequent research, it has mostly been understood as a phenomenon affecting African-Americans, as a result of residential segregation,
    economic restructuring, and the suburbanization of employment.

  • In the case of places near metropolitan areas, it represents less of a risk going forward than in mining areas.

  • Public transportation is problematic in a sense that it is not always prompt and may not stop at all job location sites.

  • For example, distance from work centers can lead to increasing unemployment rates and further dampen poverty outcomes for the region at large.

  • People who are living away from the job center are generally less knowledgeable about potential openings than individuals who live closer to the job center.


Works Cited

[‘1. Kain, John F. (1968). “Housing Segregation, Negro Employment, and Metropolitan Decentralization”. Quarterly Journal of Economics. 82 (2): 175–197. doi:10.2307/1885893. JSTOR 1885893.
2. ^ Kain, John F. (2004). “A pioneer’s perspective on the
spatial mismatch literature”. Urban Studies. 41 (1): 7–32. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/0042098032000155669. S2CID 154650017.
3. ^ Wilson, William Julius (1987). The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-90130-5.
4. ^ Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. pp. 622. ISBN 9780415252256.
5. ^ Gobillon, Laurent; Selod, Harris; Zenou, Yves (2007). “The Mechanisms of Spatial Mismatch”.
Urban Studies. 44 (12): 2401–2427. CiteSeerX doi:10.1080/00420980701540937. S2CID 3269814.
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