To Search or Not to Search: Female Labor Supply Following Job Displacement
Following permanent layoffs most women search for and secure new jobs, but some withdraw from the labor force. In this paper, the authors develop a joint model of the choice to engage in post-displacement job search and the distribution of unemployment duration for searchers, and estimate the model using data from the Displaced Worker Survey. Estimates of the resulting "split-population" model show that labor force withdrawal is an important factor explaining the distribution of jobless spells for women.
Volume (Year): 18 (1992)
Issue (Month): 1 (Winter)
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