Using detailed German survey data, we show that home-owners freshly entering unemployment are less geographically mobile than their renting counterparts. However, they do not compensate their restricted mobility by more intensive or different search behavior and do not face negative effects on labor market outcomes one year later.

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Economics Letters

Caliendo, M. (Marco), Gielen, A., & Mahlstedt, R. (Robert). (2015). Home-ownership, unemployed's job search behavior and post-unemployment outcomes. Economics Letters, 137, 218–221. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2015.11.010