Home Location Choices and the Gender Commute Gap

@article{Gu2020HomeLC,
  title={Home Location Choices and the Gender Commute Gap},
  author={Yizhen Gu and Naijia Guo and Jing Wu and Ben Zou},
  journal={PSN: Housing (Topic)},
  year={2020}
}
Using administrative records of home mortgages in Beijing, we show that dual-income households systematically choose to buy homes that are closer to the wife’s workplace. The wife’s commute from the newly purchased home is on average 11% shorter by distance than the husband’s. We estimate a discrete home location choice model and find that households derive substantially larger disutility from the wife’s commute than from the husband’s. Through the lens of a simple collective household model… 
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