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Quantile regression for duration data: A reappraisal of the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments

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  • Yannis Bilias

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    (University of Cyprus, e-mail: bilias@ucy.ac.cy)

  • Roger Koenker

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    (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 61820, USA)

Abstract

We argue that quantile regression methods can play a constructive role in the analysis of duration (survival) data offering a more flexible, more complete analysis than is typically available with more conventional methods. We illustrate the approach with a reanalysis of the data from the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments. These experiments, conducted in 1988-89, were designed to test the efficacy of cash bonuses paid for early reemployment in shortening the length of insured unemployment spells

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2001)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 199-220

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:26:y:2001:i:1:p:199-220

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