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Job Duration over the Business Cycle

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Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) suggests that the cyclicality of job duration depends on the worker's prior and future employment status. For example, among matches formed with previously nonemployed workers, those that end with the worker returning to nonemployment display procyclical duration. In contrast, matches that end because the worker switches to another job have countercyclical duration. Moreover, differences in starting wages do not account for these patterns.

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  • José Mustre‐Del‐Río, 2019. "Job Duration over the Business Cycle," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 51(6), pages 1691-1711, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jmoncb:v:51:y:2019:i:6:p:1691-1711
    DOI: 10.1111/jmcb.12565
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    1. Ismail Baydur & Toshihiko Mukoyama, 2020. "Job Duration and Match Characteristics over the Business Cycle," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 37, pages 33-53, July.

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