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Search Behaviour, Transitions to Nonparticipation and the Duration of Unemployment

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  • van den Berg, Gerard J

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Using longitudinal micro data on unemployed individuals for 1983-85, a structural job search model is estimated. The model allows for transitions from unemployment to nonparticipation. An extended version of the model deals with the influence of on-the-job search and prospective wage increases on search behavior of the unemployed. The empirical results show that the probability of accepting a job offer is almost one for most unemployed individuals. A large portion of unemployment spells ends in a transition out of the labor force. The effects of changes in benefits on duration appear to be extremely small. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 100 (1990)
Issue (Month): 402 (September)
Pages: 842-65

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:100:y:1990:i:402:p:842-65

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