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Employed and Unemployed Job Seekers and the Business Cycle

Longhi, Simonetta and Taylor, Mark (2014) 'Employed and Unemployed Job Seekers and the Business Cycle.' Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76 (4). pp. 463-483. ISSN 0305-9049

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The job search literature suggests that on-the-job search reduces the probability of un employed people finding jobs. However, there is little evidence that employed and unemployed job seekers are similar or apply for the same jobs. We compare employed and unemployed job seekers in their individual characteristics, preferences over working hours, job-search strategies and employment histories, and identify how differences vary over the business cycle. We find systematic differences which persist over the business cycle. Our results are consistent with a segmented labour market in which employed and unemployed job seekers are unlikely to directly compete with each other for jobs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 10:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:38

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