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The Lot of the Unemployed: A Time Use Perspective

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  • Alan B. Krueger

    (Princeton University and NBER)

  • Andreas Mueller

    (Stockholm University and Princeton University)

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This paper provides new evidence on time use and subjective well-being of employed and unemployed individuals in 14 countries. We devote particular attention to characterizing and modeling job search intensity, measured by the amount of time devoted to searching for a new job. Job search intensity varies considerably across countries, and is higher in countries that have higher wage dispersion. We also examine the relationship between unemployment benefits and job search.

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Paper provided by Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section. in its series Working Papers with number 1062.

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Date of creation: May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:pri:indrel:dsp01w37636771

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Keywords: unemployment; job search; time use; unemployment benefits; inequality;

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