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Higher Educated People And (Re)Employment Probability In Romania


  • Daniela-Emanuela D?n?cic?

    (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Constantin Brâncu?i University of Târgu-Jiu Faculty of Economics)


The aim of this research is to analyze the (re)employment probability of long-term university graduates registered as unemployed at the National Agency of Employment Romania. Using multinomial logistic regression and a large dataset of 144155 completed registered spells, we estimated the effect of seven explanatory variables on the (re)employment chances of higher educated unemployed.

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  • Daniela-Emanuela D?n?cic?, 2017. "Higher Educated People And (Re)Employment Probability In Romania," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(45), pages 82-94, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:aucsse:v:1:y:2017:i:45:p:82-94

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    critical; higher education; logistic regression; employment;
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    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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