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Does Unemployment Invariance Hypothesis Hold for Canada?

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  • Aysit Tansel

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    (Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, IZA, ERF Cairo)

  • Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir

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    (Department of Economics, Gazi University, ERF Cairo)

  • Emre Aksoy

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Kirikkale University)

This article explores the long-run relationship between unemployment rate and labor force participation rate in Canada. The cointegration analysis vindicates the existence of a long-run relationship between these two variables. This finding leads us to doubt the pertinence of the unemployment invariance hypothesis for Canada. This is consistent with the empirical studies for Japan, Sweden and the United States, but contradicts the empirical studies for Australia, Romania and Turkey. There are contradictory studies for the United Kingdom.

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Paper provided by Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum in its series Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers with number 1608.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2016
Handle: RePEc:koc:wpaper:1608
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