Socio-Economic Distance and Spatial Patterns in Unemployment

  title={Socio-Economic Distance and Spatial Patterns in Unemployment},
  author={Timothy G. Conley},
This paper examines the spatial patterns of unemployment in Chicago between 1980 and 1990. We study unemployment clustering with respect to different social and economic distance metrics that reßect the structure of agents’ social networks. SpeciÞcally, we use physical distance, travel time, and differences in ethnic and occupational distribution between locations. Our goal is to determine whether our estimates of spatial dependence are consistent with models in which agents’ employment status… CONTINUE READING
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