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dc.contributor.authorLonghi, Simonettaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Marken_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:35:17Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:35:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283885en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51783-
dc.description.abstractWe use individual data for Great Britain over the period 1992-2009 to compare the probability that employed and unemployed job seekers find a job and the quality of the job they find. The job finding rate of unemployed job seekers is 50 percent higher than that of employed job seekers, and this difference remains even when controlling for differences in observable worker characteristics and job search behaviour. We present evidence suggesting that these differences in the job finding probability is caused by behavioural differences between employed and unemployed job seekers rather than differences in characteristics. Consistent with search theory, we find that employed job seekers are more selective in evaluating job offers and are therefore less likely to find a job offer acceptable; for example, they are less likely to accept low-wage and temporary jobs, or jobs that do not meet their working hour requirements.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5860en_US
dc.subject.jelJ01en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.jelJ29en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordon-the-job searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordjob-finding rateen_US
dc.titleExplaining differences in job search outcomes between employed and unemployed job seekersen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669711322en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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