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Trends in unemployment rates in Korea: A search-matching model interpretation

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  • Chang, Yongsung
  • Nam, Jaeryang
  • Rhee, Changyong

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We investigate the steady decline in aggregate unemployment rates in Korea since the 1960's. We argue that a pronounced decrease in the intensity of reallocation shocks, which resulted in a downward trend in the natural rate of unemployment, has been an important factor in this decline. Our claim is based on a structural search-matching model, the times series of job-separation and job-finding rates, and sectoral-shift measures that we construct from a micro data for the past three decades.
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  • Chang, Yongsung & Nam, Jaeryang & Rhee, Changyong, 2004. "Trends in unemployment rates in Korea: A search-matching model interpretation," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 241-263, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:18:y:2004:i:2:p:241-263
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    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs

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