Spatial and Social Mobility

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Borck R, Wrede M
Journal: Journal of Regional Science
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 58
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 688-704
ISSN: 0022-4146
Language: English


This paper analyzes the relationship between spatial mobility and socialmobility. It develops a two-skill-type spatial equilibrium model of two regions with location preferences where each region consists of an urban area that is home to workplaces and residences and an exclusively residential suburban area. The paper demonstrates that relative regional social mobility is negatively correlated with segregation and inequality. In the model, segregation, income inequality, and socialmobility are driven by differences between urban and residential areas in commuting cost differences between high-skilled and low-skilled workers, and also by the magnitude of taste heterogeneity.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Wrede, Matthias Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Sozialpolitik

Research Fields

Change in the World of Work
Research focus area of a faculty: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften

How to cite

Borck, R., & Wrede, M. (2018). Spatial and Social Mobility. Journal of Regional Science, 58(4), 688-704.

Borck, Rainald, and Matthias Wrede. "Spatial and Social Mobility." Journal of Regional Science 58.4 (2018): 688-704.


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