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Cox Regression Models for Unemployment Duration in Romania, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Macedonia

  • Kavkler, Alenka

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    (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia)

  • Danacica, Daniela-Emanuela

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    (Faculty of Economics, Constantin Brâncusi University of Târgu-Jiu, Romania)

  • Babucea, Ana Gabriela

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    (Faculty of Economics, Constantin Brâncusi University of Târgu-Jiu, Romania)

  • Bicanic, Ivo

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

  • Bohm, Bernhard

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    (Institute of Mathematical Methods in Economics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

  • Tevdovski, Dragan

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    (Faculty of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia)

  • Tosevska, Katerina

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    (Faculty of Economics, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia)

  • Borsic, Darja

    ()

    (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, Slovenia)

This paper applies the semi-parametric Cox regression approach to model unemployment duration in five Central and Eastern European countries. The Cox proportional hazards models and the Cox regression models with a time-dependent covariate are developed, and the results are interpreted and compared. The impact of the variables age, gender, education level, and region on the hazard ratio is discussed. The results for the time-dependent variable age imply that the longer the unemployment spell lasts, the less pronounced the differences between various age groups are.

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Article provided by Institute for Economic Forecasting in its journal Romanian Journal for Economic Forecasting.

Volume (Year): 6 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 81-104

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Handle: RePEc:rjr:romjef:v:6:y:2009:i:2:p:81-104
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