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The duration of unemployment in Russia

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  • Louise Grogan

    () (Department of Economics, University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 482, 1017 EG Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Gerard J. van den Berg

    () (Department of Economics, Free University Amsterdam, CEPR, IZA, and Tinbergen Institute)

Abstract

This paper uses longitudinal survey data to assess factors affecting the duration of unemployment in Russia. We examine four types of marginalised labour force participants, according to ILO guidelines and survey responses, and we estimate duration models for each type. It turns out that the sets of characteristics with the strongest effects on the duration are remarkably similar across the different unemployment definitions and model specifications. Therefore, despite the formidable practical measurement problems, problematic groups of individuals can actually be identified.

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  • Louise Grogan & Gerard J. van den Berg, 2001. "The duration of unemployment in Russia," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 14(3), pages 549-568.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:14:y:2001:i:3:p:549-568
    Note: Received: 27 January 1999/Accepted: 27 January 2000
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    Keywords

    Unemployment definition · duration models · Russia;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets
    • P2 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies

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