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Information on the Spatial Distribution of Job Opportunities within Metropolitan Areas

Authors
Journal
Journal of Urban Economics
0094-1190
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1006/juec.1996.1098

Abstract

Abstract This paper investigates the knowledge that people have of the spatial distribution of job openings within their metropolitan area. Respondents to a survey conducted in Atlanta in 1993 were asked to rank areas within the Region based on the number of job openings for workers without college degrees. To judge the accuracy of the answers, a variety of methods are employed to obtain the true rankings. Results indicate that both whites and blacks have poor information, with blacks the worse informed, and that the black disadvantage is entirely attributable to residential segregation.

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