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The incidence of long-term unemployment: evidence from Greece


  • Ilias Livanos


In this article, I use the 2000-2004 data from the Greek Labour Force Survey in order to estimate a logit model for the incidence of long-term unemployment. The model computed is similar to the one estimated by Obben et al. (2002). It is found that attributes of the individual such as gender, age category, marital status and region of residence affect the odds of being long-term unemployed. On the other hand, the level of someone's qualification does not affect the odds of whether someone will be short or long-term unemployed.

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  • Ilias Livanos, 2007. "The incidence of long-term unemployment: evidence from Greece," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(6), pages 405-408.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:6:p:405-408 DOI: 10.1080/13504850500461571

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    1. Ilias Livanos, 2010. "The Wage-Local Unemployment Relationship in a Highly Regulated Labour Market: Greece," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(4), pages 389-400.
    2. Martina Lučkaničová & Ivana Ondrušeková & Marcel Rešovský, 2012. "Employment Modelling In Slovakia: Comparing Logit Models In 2005 And 2009," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 57(192), pages 25-40, January –.
    3. Kelly, Elish & McGuinness, Seamus & O'Connell, Philip J., 2011. "Transitions to Long-Term Unemployment Risk Among Young People: Evidence from Ireland," Papers WP394, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
    4. Livanos, Ilias, 2009. "The Relationship Between Higher Education and Labour Market in Greece: the Weakest Link?," MPRA Paper 16239, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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