Long distance commuting in Chile: estimating the prize for working far away from home

  • Iván Jamett Sasonov Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte
  • Dusan Paredes Araya Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte

Abstract

The importance of Long Distance Commuting (LDC) has increased as a result of the continuous reduction of transport costs. This paper formalizes the relationship between LDC and wage through a job search model where a commuting time variable is included. The paper proposes that LDC be compensated in wage and be increasing in distance, and that the regions which receive more commuters pay a higher premium wage. The results suggest an average premium of 19% for LDC. However, the applicable rate depends on the workplace location of each commuter, and thus it might be as high as 40%.
Keywords Long distance commuting, Coarsened Exact Matching, spatial wage differentials
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Jamett Sasonov, I., & Paredes Araya, D. (2013). Long distance commuting in Chile: estimating the prize for working far away from home. Estudios de Economía, 40(2), pp. 179-209. Retrieved from https://estudiosdeeconomia.uchile.cl/index.php/EDE/article/view/31031/43304
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2013-01-01