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Combining micro and macro unemployment data

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  • Berg, Gerard J. van den

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Klaauw, Bas van der

Abstract

We combine micro and macro unemployment duration data to study the effects of the business cycle on the outflow from unemployment. We allow the cycle to affect individual exit probabilities of unemployed workers as well as the composition of the total inflow into unemployment. We estimate the model using (micro) survey data and (macro) administrative data from France. The distribution of the inflow composition is estimated along with the other parameters. The estimation method deals with differences between the micro and macro unemployment definitions. The results also show to what extent the unempl’oyment duration distributions corresponding to the two definitions can be described by the same model.

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  • Berg, Gerard J. van den & Klaauw, Bas van der, 1998. "Combining micro and macro unemployment data," Serie Research Memoranda 0041, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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    1. Gautier, P.A. & van den Berg, G. & van Ours, J.C. & Ridder, G., 1999. "Separations at the firm level," Other publications TiSEM 0bc95b07-e6ff-4899-87a6-4, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
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    3. Jacques Freyssinet & Olivier Passet & Jean-Paul Fitoussi, 2000. "Réduction du chômage : les réussites en Europe," Working Papers hal-00972689, HAL.
    4. van den Berg, Gerard J. & van der Klaauw, Bas, 2001. "Combining micro and macro unemployment duration data," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 102(2), pages 271-309, June.
    5. Gerard J. Van Den Berg & Gijsbert Van Lomwel & Jan C. Van Ours, 2003. "Unemployment Dynamics and Age," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 70, pages 1-29.

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    Keywords

    unemployment composition; heterogeneity; duration dependence; business cycle; seasons; unemployment definition;

    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • C41 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Duration Analysis; Optimal Timing Strategies
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation

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