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The Relation Between Wealth and Labour Market Transitions: An Empirical Study for the Netherlands

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  • Bloemen, H.

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We study the relationship between wealth and labour market transitions. A lifecycle model, in which individuals are faced by uncertainty about the availability of jobs, serves as a basis for a reduced-form specification for the probabilities of labour market transitions, which depend on wealth according to the model. Theory implies a negative effect of wealth on the probability of becoming or staying employed. This implication is tested for in a reduced-from model of labour market transitions, in which we allow for random effects, initial conditions, and measurement error in wealth. Elasticities of transitions probabilities with respect to wealth are presented. Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Paper provided by Tilburg - Center for Economic Research in its series Papers with number 9599.

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Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:fth:tilbur:9599

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Keywords: WEALTH; LABOUR MARKET;

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Cited by:
  1. Tricia Gladden & Michelle Alexopoulos, 2004. "The Effects of Wealth, and Unemployment Benefits on Search Behavior and Labor Market Transitions," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 517, Econometric Society.
  2. Bloemen, Hans G. & Stancanelli, Elena G.F., 2001. "Financial wealth, consumption smoothing, and income shocks due to job loss," Serie Research Memoranda 0036, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  3. Martin Browning & Thomas F. Crossley & Eric F. Smith, 2007. "Asset Accumulation and Short Term Employment," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 10(3), pages 400-423, July.
  4. Bloemen, Hans, 2006. "The Impact of Wealth on Job Exit Rates of Elderly Workers," IZA Discussion Papers 2247, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Stancanelli, E.G.F. & Bloemen, H.G., 1997. "Individual wealth, reservation wages and transitions into employment," Discussion Paper 9702, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  6. Hans Bloemen, 2008. "Private Wealth and Job Exit at Older Age: a Random Effects Model," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 08-025/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  7. Hans G. Bloemen, 2007. "The Impact of Wealth on Job Exit Rates of Elderly Workers," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 07-002/3, Tinbergen Institute.
  8. Lorenzo Corsini, 2011. "On Wealth, Unemployment Benefits and Unemployment Duration: some Evidence from Italy," Discussion Papers 2011/119, Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
  9. Corsini, Lorenzo, 2012. "Unemployment Insurance Schemes, Liquidity Constraints and Re-employment: a three Country Comparison," MPRA Paper 36572, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Florent Fremigacciy & Antoine Terracol, 2009. "Subsidized temporary jobs: lock-in and stepping stone effects," Documents de recherche 09-10, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
  11. Hans Bloemen, 2008. "Private Wealth and Job Exit at Older Age: a Random Effects Model," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 08-025/3, Tinbergen Institute.

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