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Unemployment durations of French young people

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  • D’ADDIO, Anna Christina

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    (CORE and IRES, Department of Economics, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain la Neuve, Belgium)

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Using the 1990-1992 wave of the French Labour Force Survey this paper analyzes the effects of different factors on the probability of leaving unemployment of French young people. It also studies duration dependence of the hazard rate while controlling for unobserved heterogeneity separately for men and women. A semi-parametric and two parametric hazard functions have been estimated using grouped duration data. A gamma mixing distribution is used to capture individual unobserved heterogeneity. When the correction for unobserved heterogeneity is not incorporated the model chosen is (for both groups) the Weibull that shows a negative duration dependence. Whenever unobserved heterogeneity is modelled the exponential hazard function (no duration dependence) is retained and again for both populations analyzed. This result seems to suggest that observed true negative duration dependence should be explained more through unobserved heterogeneity than through structural factors, a conclusion to be thought in terms of the mover-stayer paradigm

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 1998051.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 1998
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:1998051

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Keywords: proportional hazard models; grouped duration data; discrete-time data; unobserved heterogeneity;

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  1. Maritza López-Novella, 2003. "Working Paper 16-03 - Effets de certains subsides temporaires à l’embauche : une analyse micro-économique des plans plus et du plan avantage à l’embauche," Working Papers 0316, Federal Planning Bureau, Belgium.
  2. Cockx, Bart & Dejemeppe, Muriel, 2002. "Duration Dependence in the Exit Rate out of Unemployment in Belgium: Is It True or Spurious?," IZA Discussion Papers 632, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. V. Vandenberghe, 2000. "Leaving Teaching in the French-Speaking Community of Belgium: A Duration Analysis," Education Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(3), pages 221-239.

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