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The Rise in Danish Unemployment: Reallocation or Mismatch?

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  • Karsten Albæk
  • Henrik Hansen

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The two main competing theories for the outward shift in the uv-curve are investigated: increased separations from employment at a given employment level (reallocation) and decreased levels of hires, given unemployment and vacancies (mismatch). Shifts in the unemployment-vacancy (uv)-curve and the hiring function are modelled by smooth transition functions, and the hypothesis of analogous shifts in the two curves is tested and accepted. This is interpreted as evidence in favour of the mismatch hypotheses. Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Karsten Albæk & Henrik Hansen, 2004. "The Rise in Danish Unemployment: Reallocation or Mismatch?," Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, vol. 66(4), pages 515-536, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:obuest:v:66:y:2004:i:4:p:515-536
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    • J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers

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