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Nonparametric estimation of a dependent competing risks model for unemployment durations

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  • Gerard Berg

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  • A. Lomwel
  • Jan Ours

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In this paper we simultaneously analyze transitions from unemployment to employment and to nonparticipation. We estimate a dependent competing risks model with nonparametric specifications of the destination-specific duration dependence and unobserved heterogeneity terms. We use a unique population data set of French unemployment over the period 1988- 1994, stratified by gender type, duration class and exit state.
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  • Gerard Berg & A. Lomwel & Jan Ours, 2008. "Nonparametric estimation of a dependent competing risks model for unemployment durations," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 34(3), pages 477-491, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:34:y:2008:i:3:p:477-491
    DOI: 10.1007/s00181-007-0131-8
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    1. Agne Lauzadyte, 2007. "A Statistical Programme Assignment Model," Economics Working Papers 2007-18, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
    2. repec:bla:ecorec:v:93:y:2017:i:301:p:238-254 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Daniela-Emanuela Dănăcică, 2011. "Incidence And Unemployment Duration In The Oltenia Region," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 2, pages 42-55, May.

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    Keywords

    Exit rate; Hazard; Unobserved heterogeneity; Duration dependence; Nonparticipation; J64; C41;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies

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