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dc.contributor.authorLonghi, Simonettaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Marken_US
dc.description.abstractThe job search literature suggests that on-the-job search reduces the probability of unemployed people finding a job. However, there is no evidence that employed and unemployed job seekers are similar or apply for the same jobs. We combine the Labour Force Survey and the British Household Panel Survey to compare employed and unemployed job seekers in terms of individual characteristics, preferences over working hours, job-search strategies, and employment histories. We find substantial differences, which persist over the business cycle and remain after controlling for unobserved heterogeneity. We conclude that the unemployed do not directly compete with employed job seekers.en_US
dc.publisherInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5827en_US
dc.subject.keywordon-the-job searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob competitionen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment historiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.titleEmployed and unemployed job seekers: Are they substitutes?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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