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Unemployment duration, job search and labour market segmentation: Evidence from urban Ethiopia.

Abstract:

Although it is a common theoretical assumption that the chances to find a job fall with time in unemployment, this is not systematically confirmed by empirical evidence, and there is no evidence for developing countries. We develop a framework that allows us to test the four major explanations why we may observe non-negative duration dependence while genuine duration dependence is negative: financial support for the unemployed, active labour market policies, a change in the economy over time,...

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Pieter Serneels More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2008-17
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:4d6e7e0e-0faf-4991-bb2c-d0bb16314faf
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14128
Language:
English

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