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L'employabilité des chômeurs de longue durée. Mise en perspective des littératures théorique et empirique


  • Bruno Decreuse
  • Vanessa di Paola


Does unemployment cause future unemployment?? The empirical debate goes from (unobservable) heterogeneity to the so-called duration dependence. We survey and illustrate the empirical literature and build a simple model allowing to distinguish the four main arguments previously advanced by the theoretical literature?: the ex ante heterogeneity, the unemployment duration viewed as a signal, the discouraged unemployed, and the human capital losses during unemployment spells. We also investigate policy implications. Classification JEL?: J21, J64

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  • Bruno Decreuse & Vanessa di Paola, 2002. "L'employabilité des chômeurs de longue durée. Mise en perspective des littératures théorique et empirique," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 112(2), pages 197-227.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_122_0197

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    1. Mathieu Bunel & Elisabeth Tovar, 2015. "Crise économique, durée du chômage et accès local à l’emploi : Eléments d’analyse et pistes d’actions de politique," TEPP Research Report 2015-04, TEPP.
    2. Xavier Timbeau, 2014. "From austerity to stagnation how to avoid the deflation trap: The independant annual growth survey 2014," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/c5gs2rgi93a, Sciences Po.

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    long-term unemployment; ex ante and ex post heterogeneity; duration-dependence;

    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search


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