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Estimating a Structural Search Model: The Transition from School to Work

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    This paper presents a finite-horizon search model that is econometrically implemented using all of the restrictions impli ed by the theory. Following a sample of male high school graduates fr om the youth cohort of the National Longitudinal Surveys from graduat ion to employment, search parameters are estimated. Reservation wages and offer probabilities are estimated to be quite low. Simulations a re performed of the impact of changing the parameters on the expected duration of unemployment. Copyright 1987 by The Econometric Society.

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    Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Econometrica.

    Volume (Year): 55 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 801-17

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    Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:55:y:1987:i:4:p:801-17

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    Cited by:
    1. Richard Rogerson & Robert Shimer, 2010. "Search in Macroeconomic Models of the Labor Market," NBER Working Papers 15901, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. VanderHart, Peter G., 1998. "The Housing Decisions of Older Households: A Dynamic Analysis," Journal of Housing Economics, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 21-48, March.
    3. Keane, Michael P. & Todd, Petra E. & Wolpin, Kenneth I., 2011. "The Structural Estimation of Behavioral Models: Discrete Choice Dynamic Programming Methods and Applications," Handbook of Labor Economics, Elsevier.
    4. Fougère, Denis & Pradel, Jacqueline & Roger, Muriel, 2008. "Does the Public Employment Service Affect Search Effort and Outcomes?," CEPR Discussion Papers 7095, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    5. Michael Keane, 2010. "Labor Supply and Taxes: A Survey," Working Paper Series 160, Finance Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.
    6. David L. Fuller & Bryan Engelhardt, 2010. "Labor Force Participation and Pair-wise Efficient Contracts with Search and Bargaining," Working Papers 12005, Concordia University, Department of Economics, revised 20 Jan 2012.
    7. Heckman, James J. & Navarro, Salvador, 2007. "Dynamic discrete choice and dynamic treatment effects," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 136(2), pages 341-396, February.
    8. Toshihiko Mukoyama & Aysegül Sahin, 2004. "Why did the average duration of unemployment become so much longer?," Staff Reports 194, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    9. Gorgens, Tue, 2002. "Reservation wages and working hours for recently unemployed US women," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 9(1), pages 93-123, February.
    10. Lemieux, James & Peterson, Robert A., 2011. "Purchase deadline as a moderator of the effects of price uncertainty on search duration," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 33-44, February.
    11. Doiron, Denise & Gørgens, Tue, 2008. "State dependence in youth labor market experiences, and the evaluation of policy interventions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 145(1-2), pages 81-97, July.
    12. van der Klaauw, Bas & van Vuuren, Aico, 2010. "Job search and academic achievement," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 294-316, February.

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