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Search behaviour, transitions to nonparticipation and the duration of unemployment

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  • van den Berg, G.

    (Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics)

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Using longitudinal micro data on unemployed individuals for 1983-85, a structural job search model is estimated. The model allows for transitions from unemployment to nonparticipation. An extended version of the model deals with the influence of on-the-job search and prospective wage increases on search behavior of the unemployed. The empirical results show that the probability of accepting a job offer is almost one for most unemployed individuals. A large portion of unemployment spells ends in a transition out of the labor force. The effects of changes in benefits on duration appear to be extremely small. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.
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  • van den Berg, G., 1988. "Search behaviour, transitions to nonparticipation and the duration of unemployment," Research Memorandum FEW 338, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiurem:01393d23-5b79-44ba-b971-d8cc511ad0ee
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