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Duración del desempleo y canales de búsqueda de empleo en Colombia

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  • Carlos Augusto Viáfara L

    () (Universidad del Valle)

  • José Ignacio Uribe G

    () (Universidad del Valle)

Abstract

This paper studies the duration of unemployment in Colombia as an indicator of the effectivity of search methods. This work is based on the Continuing Survey of Households (ECH), carried out in Colombia in the second quarter of 2006. Parametric (Weibull proportional risk) and nonparametric (Kaplan-Meier) duration models are estimated. The findings suggest that the duration of unemployment is strongly influenced by the search methods used by employees and the unemployed. Formal methods are the most effective.

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  • Carlos Augusto Viáfara L & José Ignacio Uribe G, 2009. "Duración del desempleo y canales de búsqueda de empleo en Colombia," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 11(21), pages 139-160, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:11:y:2009:i:21:p:139-160
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    1. J. J. McCall, 1970. "Economics of Information and Job Search," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 84(1), pages 113-126.
    2. Heckman, James, 2013. "Sample selection bias as a specification error," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 31(3), pages 129-137.
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    Cited by:

    1. Edgar Vicente Marcillo Yépez, 2011. "¿Existe Alguna Relación Entre La Informalidad Laboral Y La Duración Del Desempleo?. Un Análisis Exploratorio Para Colombia (Trece Principales Áreas Metropolitanas 2008)," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO-CIDSE 007931, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE - CIDSE.

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    Keywords

    duration of unemployment; search methods; search methods effectiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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