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Weakening the SALANT-condition for the comparison of mean durations

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The classical Salant-condition for the comparison of the mean interrupted spell length of the stock of unemployed and the mean completed spell length of the corresponding flow can be substantially weakened: for a NWUE [New Worse than Used in Expectation] distribution the former is greater than the latter, and the reverse is true for a NBUE [New Better than Used in Expectation] distribution. Analogous results for the coefficient of variation and the Gini-index are established.

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  • Martin Riese, 2000. "Weakening the SALANT-condition for the comparison of mean durations," Economics working papers 2000-28, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
  • Handle: RePEc:jku:econwp:2000_28
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    1. Charles M. Beach & S. F. Kaliski, 1983. "Measuring the Duration of Unemployment from Gross Flow Data," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 16(2), pages 258-263, May.
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    Keywords

    duration of unemployment; length-bias; interruption bias: coefficient of variation; Gini-index;

    JEL classification:

    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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