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Unemployment Persistence: How Important Are Non-cognitive Skills?


  • Maite Blázquez Cuesta
  • Santiago Budria


Using a random effects dynamic panel data model and the 2000-2008 waves of the German SOEP this paper shows that non-cognitive skills have a predictive power on unemployment transitions.

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  • Maite Blázquez Cuesta & Santiago Budria, 2012. "Unemployment Persistence: How Important Are Non-cognitive Skills?," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 513, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  • Handle: RePEc:diw:diwsop:diw_sp513

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    1. Engelhardt, Carina, 2017. "Unemployment and personality: Are conscientiousness and agreeableness related to employability?," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-621, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
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    non-cognitive skills; dynamic random effects model; unemployment persistence;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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