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The Determinants of Urban (Un)employment Duration: Evidence from Barcelona

  • Jordi Amorós, Catalina
  • Manjón Antolín, Miguel C.

This paper analyses the likelihood of leaving and joining employment in an urban area. Estimates show that individual, firm, regulatory and macroeconomic factors a ffect urban (un)employment duration in di fferent degrees. Also, national and urban (un)employment seem to share a common baseline hazard and similar macroeconomic and regulatory drivers. Individual characteristics are the only source of di fference we can identify between national and urban (un)employment duration. Keywords: Duration Models, Urban (Un)employment. JEL Classi fication: J64, R23.

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/211799.

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