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How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

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  • Bachmann, Ronald

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    (RWI)

  • Baumgarten, Daniel

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    (Ruhr Graduate School in Economics)

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Using harmonized micro data, this paper investigates the job search behaviour of the unemployed in Europe. The analysis focuses on the importance of individual and household characteristics in this context, as well as on cross-country differences in Europe. Our findings suggest that both individual and household characteristics play an important role, with the latter being more decisive for women. However, even when controlling for these factors, remarkable differences remain between countries, which are associated with institutional characteristics at the country level.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 6753.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2012
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Publication status: published in: IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2013, 2:22
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