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Differential Analysis of Unemployment Duration with Emphasis on Long-Term Unemployment


  • Jean-Yves Bienvenue
  • Lucette Carter
  • Olivier Favereau
  • Jacques Zighera


This paper presents a summary of results derived from a study supported by the Labour Ministry (MIRE Convention) on data (comprising about 3 million registrations) from the French ANPE (Agence Nationale Pour l'Emploi). A principal focus was the long term unemployment duration. The first part of the paper is devoted to a brief description of a generalization of the classical segmentation method to take into account the competing exit modes. This method provides a prognostical stratification as well as an analysis of the individual factors "effects" (simple and multiple) on unemployment duration. A short description of the main results is then presented. Copyright Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 1997.

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  • Jean-Yves Bienvenue & Lucette Carter & Olivier Favereau & Jacques Zighera, 1997. "Differential Analysis of Unemployment Duration with Emphasis on Long-Term Unemployment," LABOUR, CEIS, vol. 11(1), pages 53-82, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:labour:v:11:y:1997:i:1:p:53-82

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    1. Pieter Serneels, 2004. "The Nature of Unemployment in Urban Ethiopia," Development and Comp Systems 0409042, EconWPA.

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