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Labour Market Transitions of French Youth

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  • Anna Christina D'Addio
  • Michael Rosholm

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Abstract

In this paper we analyse the movements of French young people between three states: employment, unemployment and non-participation, using data from the waves 1990-1992 of the French Labour Survey. Some of these event histories are left-censored. We therefore address the problem of initial conditions by invoking a stationarity assumption in the statistical framework of multi-states multi-spells duration models. We subsequently construct a Hausman test of the stationarity assumption We allow for interdependence between duration variables and we use an adjusted likelihood ratio test in order to choose the best distribution for unobservables. We are particularly interested in identifying characteristics that are associated with less favourable event histories. The results show that higher educational attainments are associated with shorter unemployment durations and with longer durations when employed. Another important factor is nationality; indeed to be of French nationality is often associated with better outcomes in the labour market.

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  • Anna Christina D'Addio & Michael Rosholm, "undated". "Labour Market Transitions of French Youth," Economics Working Papers 2002-14, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
  • Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2002-14
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    1. Niedergesäss, Markus, 2013. "Employment, partnership and childbearing decisions of German women and men: A simultaneous hazards approach," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 51, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
    2. Ørregaard Nielsen, Morten, 2004. "Local empirical spectral measure of multivariate processes with long range dependence," Stochastic Processes and their Applications, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 145-166, January.
    3. Doiron, Denise & Gørgens, Tue, 2008. "State dependence in youth labor market experiences, and the evaluation of policy interventions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 145(1-2), pages 81-97, July.
    4. Holler, Manfred & Skott, Peter, "undated". "The importance of setting the agenda," Economics Working Papers 2003-8, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
    5. Natalia Mishagina, 2007. "Empirical Analysis of Career Transitions of Sciences and Engineering Doctorates in the US," Working Papers 1137, Queen's University, Department of Economics.
    6. Niedergesäss, Markus, 2012. "Duration dependence, lagged duration dependence, and occurrence dependence in individual employment histories," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 26, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.

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    Keywords

    event history models; left-censoring; discrete unobserved heterogeneity; youth unemployment; semi-Markov process; Hauman test;

    JEL classification:

    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • 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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