All aboard? Commuter train access and labor market outcomes

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We investigate the impact of commuter train access on individual labor market outcomes. Our study considers the introduction of a commuter train on a pre-existing railroad in Sweden, considerably decreasing commuting times by public transit and hence increasing access to the regional employment center. Using difference-in-differences matching techniques on comprehensive individual panel data spanning over a decade, our intention-to-treat estimates show that the reform essentially had no impact on the earnings and employment development among the affected individuals.


External organisations
  • Uppsala University
  • Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU)
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Infrastructure Engineering


  • Commuting, Infrastructure investment, Job access, Labor market outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-107
Number of pages18
JournalRegional Science and Urban Economics
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes