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Frontier estimation of changes in Workers' labor market information

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  • John Robst
  • Kimmarie Mcgoldrick

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This paper uses search theory to analyze the association between worker characteristics and changes in workers' labor market information across time. A number of hypotheses concerning who will invest in more information over time are derived from search theory and tested. Stochastic frontier estimation techniques are used to estimate the workers' information at different points in time. Workers who are searching for a new job, who currently have less information, experience, and tenure, but more education, or who live in counties with low levels of unemployment will have a greater increase in information across time. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 1997

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  • John Robst & Kimmarie Mcgoldrick, 1997. "Frontier estimation of changes in Workers' labor market information," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 25(4), pages 386-402, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:25:y:1997:i:4:p:386-402
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02298348
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    1. John Robst & Kimmarie McGOLDRICK, 1999. "The Measurement of Firm Information About Product Demand," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 15(2), pages 149-163, September.

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