Labour opportunities provided by Spanish high-speed rail (HSR) commuting services in a period of financial crisis: an approach based on regional wage disparities and housing rental prices

<p>Labour migration derived from interregional high-speed rail (HSR) commuting is a relatively new behaviour, whose development has partly coincided with a worldwide period of recession. Little research has been done to date to assess the influence of HSR on interregional labour mobility data taking into account key variables linked to a time of financial crisis. Using interregional labour mobility figures (2002–14), a model based on a multivariate panel data analysis was tested to estimate HSR impacts in the three main Spanish interregional commuting relations.</p>