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Job search by unemployed women: Determinants of the asking wage

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  • Steven H. Sandell
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    This study uses actual observations of reservation wages from the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature Women who were 35 to 49 years of age in 1972 to estimate, with a two-stage least squares procedure, a model of the jobsearch behavior of unemployed women. To a greater extent than shown by most previous studies, the results indicate that unemployed women substantially reduce their reservation wages as the period of their unemployment progresses. Also, recipients of unemployment insurance are shown to ask for wages that are substantially higher than those asked for by other unemployed women. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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    Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

    Volume (Year): 33 (1980)
    Issue (Month): 3 (April)
    Pages: 368-378

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    Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:33:y:1980:i:3:p:368-378

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    Cited by:
    1. Wolfgang Franz, 1980. "The Reservation Wage of Unemployed Persons in the Federal Republic of Germany: Theory and Empirical Tests," NBER Working Papers 0578, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Polachek, Solomon & Xiang, Jun, 2005. "The Effects of Incomplete Employee Wage Information: A Cross-Country Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 1735, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Bjoern Christensen, 2005. "Reservationslöhne und Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 225(3), pages 303-324, May.
    4. Maani Sholeh, 1983. "La Duración del Desempleo y el Salario de Reserva de Varones Desempleados: El Caso Chileno," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 20(59), pages 101-112.
    5. Rao Sahib, Padma, 1998. "Offer heterogeneity in the standard search model: Implications for the duration of unemployment and reemployment wages," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 5(2), pages 205-215, June.
    6. Pradeep Kumar Panda, 1999. "Poverty and young women's employment: Linkages in Kerala," Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers 292, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India.
    7. Tekie Fessehatzion & Bichaka Fayissa, 1990. "Public assistance and job search behavior of the rural poor-evidence from the mississippi delta," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 79-91, December.

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