Posts Tagged ‘Rural and Regional and Spatial Economics’

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE

Dr. Flora M Diaz-Perez
Dr. Victoria Jimenez-Gonzalez
University of La Laguna, Spain

Abstract:

The analysis of spatial mismatches in access to employment remains a very important area of labourmarket literature. A particular case is that of the mismatches in urban labour markets, which can resultin substantial differences in the employment opportunities available in city centres and suburbs. This study examines the spatial mismatches presented in the labour market of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. To that end, the results of a survey taken in 2003-2004 of a sample of 2000 city residents were reviewed. Results confirm the importance of transport policy for city residents; they suggest that public transport linking the different districts to the city centre should be reviewed.  read more

Key Words: spatial mismatches hypothesis, urban labour market, employment opportunities