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Unemployment as a social norm revisited: Novel evidence from German counties

Abstract:

Unemployment is associated with a loss in utility. This utility loss can be mitigated through coping strategies, which vary with age and gender. Using highly detailed German county level data, we test whether the social norm effect of unemployment is age-dependent. The well-being differential between the unemployed and the employed is found to increase with the local unemployment rate at the beginning of the working life but to remain steady or even to decrease in older age. Individual unempl...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Role:
Contributor
Publisher:
The Empirical Economics Letters Publisher's website
Journal:
The Empirical Economic Letters Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
10
Pages:
1-13
Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-07-31
ISSN:
1681-8997
Pubs id:
pubs:739072
URN:
uri:b1b653da-868e-4a54-9500-00b69dc0bc2d
UUID:
uuid:b1b653da-868e-4a54-9500-00b69dc0bc2d
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pubs:739072
Language:
English
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