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The search for success: do the unemployed find stable employment?

Böheim, René and Taylor, Mark P (2002) 'The search for success: do the unemployed find stable employment?' Labour Economics, 9 (6). pp. 717-735. ISSN 0927-5371

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Abstract

We use discrete time proportional hazards regressions to model the impact of previous unemployment incidence and duration on job tenure. We find that jobs that follow an unemployment spell have shorter mean duration than other jobs. Only one half of jobs that follow unemployment last for 12 months. Multivariate results suggest that an unemployment spell has a severe penalty on subsequent job tenure, and that it is unemployment incidence rather than duration which has the major impact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Job tenure; Job mobility; Unemployment; BHPS; Panel data; Competing risks
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 14:42
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 14:42
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7939

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