Neighbourhood Effects: The Analysis of individual rational behaviour in a social context

Completed Project

Project Management

Jürgen Schupp

Project Period

January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2013

Commissioned by

Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (WGL)

In Cooperation With

Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit,
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e. V.

The project "neighbourhood effects" aims at combining existing individual-level datasets at a small scale regional level with informations on the respective neighbourhood, which are generated from different data sources. In a second step, the role of neighbourhood effects on varying outcome variables is analyzed in a social context. Possible approaches are, among others, the investigation of the importance of neighbourhood effects on the individual labor market success or the individual likelihood of receiving welfare benefits.

cooperation partner at FDZ der Bundesagentur für Arbeit im Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung:

Stefan Bender (Project Head)
Theresa Scholz (Project Liaison)

cooperation partner at Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e. V.:

Matthias Vorell (Project Liaison)
Thomas K. Bauer (Project Liaison)

DIW Team