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Exploring the link between employment search time and reservation wages in Southern Europe

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In our piece of work we are facing a two-fold problem: on the one hand, we study the behaviour of job seekers and the extent to which reservation wages and unemployment benefits play a relevant role in the transition into working life. On the other hand, we intend to find out whether the determinants of the job search process may also affect subsequent wages.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Andaluces in its series Economic Working Papers at Centro de Estudios Andaluces with number E2007/13.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:cea:doctra:e2007_13

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Keywords: transiciones laborales; prestaciones por desempleo; salarios de reserva; ganancias; earnings; transitions into work; unemployment benefits; reservation wages.;

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