Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/65939
Authors: 
Longhi, Simonetta
Taylor, Mark
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Working Paper Series 2011-17
Abstract: 
We 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 seems to be due to 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; for example, they are less likely to accept low-wage and temporary jobs, or jobs that do not meet their working hour requirements.
Subjects: 
on-the-job search
unemployment
job-finding rate
JEL: 
J01
J20
J29
J62
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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