3 October 2016

Call for papers: "Home Seekers, Job Seekers and the Interplay Between Housing and Labour Markets"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics.

Recently, it has been acknowledged that the key role of the housing market is the proper functioning of the labour market. Labour market rigidities, in fact, may also arise from housing markets externalities or frictions. Therefore, the housing market analysis cannot be neglected if a priority goal is the improvement of labour market efficiency and the reduction of unemployment.
Thus, the aim of this special issue is to gather new and high contributions that highlight the close link between the housing and labour markets, namely further empirical evidence on the effects of housing market frictions on labour market outcomes and theoretical models on the interplay between the housing and labour markets.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Homeownership and unemployment
  • Homeownership and job mobility
  • Labour market behaviour and housing tenure choice interactions
  • Social housing and job mobility
  • Commuting costs and job mobility
  • Homeownership with mortgage, outright homeownership and search intensity
  • Housing and mortgage markets
  • Homeownership, income and wages
We are also interested in: i) short papers with specific ideas and theoretical background; ii) data and preliminary empirical results; ii) comments and critiques to previous works on the issue. Exciting ideas from young scholars are also welcome.
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 January, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 March, 2017
Final versions due: 31 May, 2017

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