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Title:State Dependence in Unemployment Incidence: Evidence for British Men Revisited PDF Logo
Authors:Arulampalam, Wiji
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 630
Abstract:The issues of persistence in the observed labour market status of men are investigated using the British Household Panel Survey for the period 1991-97. The paper extends previous work in many directions. In particular, problems of endogenous initial conditions, and unobserved heterogeneity, are addressed within the context of different definitions of unemployment. In addition, allowance is also made to accommodate the ?stayer? phenomenon in the state of employment. All these were found to be very important in the estimation of the effect of scarring.
Subjects:dynamic binary panel models
unemployment
state dependence
unobserved heterogeneity
initial conditions
JEL:C23
J64
C25
C15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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