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Job search incentives and job match quality

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  • Gaure, Simen
  • Røed, Knut
  • Westlie, Lars

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We examine the impacts of time-limited unemployment insurance (UI) and active labor market programs (ALMP) on the duration and outcome of job search in Norway. We use a comprehensive simultaneous equations model accounting for i) the duration of unemployment spells; ii) their outcomes, iii) subsequent employment stability; and iv) the earnings level associated with the first job. We find that time invested in job search pays off in form of higher earnings once a job match is formed. ALMP raises the probability of eventually finding a job as well as expected earnings, but at the cost of lengthening job search.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 438-450

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:19:y:2012:i:3:p:438-450

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Keywords: Multivariate hazards; Job search; Job quality; Timing-of-events; NPMLE; MMPH;

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  1. Kenneth L. Sørensen, 2012. "Effects of Intensifying Labor Market Programs on Post-Unemployment Wages: Evidence From a Controlled Experiment," Economics Working Papers 2012-20, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.
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  4. Simoes, Nadia, 2013. "Subsídio de desemprego: uma revisão da literatura teórica e empírica
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  5. Tiemen Woutersen & John Ham, 2013. "Calculating confidence intervals for continuous and discontinuous functions of parameters," CeMMAP working papers CWP23/13, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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