Job searchers, job matches and the elasticity of matching ob searchers
AbstractThis paper stresses the importance of a specification of the matching function, where the measure of job matches as a dependent variable, corresponds to the stock of job searchers. In many empirical studies on the matching function this requirement has not been fulfilled. In this paper, we show that using unemployment outflow to a job as measure of job matches. related to unemployment and vacancies, gives a higher elasticity of matching with respect to unemployment, compared to the same elasticity when the flow of filled vacancies is used as measure of job matches. We have specified and estimated matching functions for The Netherlands to illustrate our point.
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- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - General
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