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New estimates of the risk and duration of registered unemployment in urban Russia

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  • Anton Nivorozhkin

    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB))

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    This paper examines whether deregistration from the employment office decreases unemployment duration. The study is based on Russian individual-level data from the Public Employment Office of Rostov-on-Don combined with information from the 2000 household survey. Using a proportional hazard model, I find a significant excess in job finding rates following employment office deregistration. The predicted risk of getting a job is non-monotonic and tends to decrease at longer duration intervals. An important finding is that only 29% of the unemployed obtained a job simultaneously with deregistering from the Public Employment Office. Others continued to search for job on their own.

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    Paper provided by UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) in its series UCL SSEES Economics and Business working paper series with number 60.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2005
    Handle: RePEc:see:wpaper:60
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