Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152341
Authors: 
Mavridis, Dimitris
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Economics [ISSN:] 2193-8997 [Volume:] 4 [Year:] 2015 [Pages:] 1-22
Abstract: 
This paper shows that job loss is associated with a fall in subjective well-being (SWB). It then looks at how this change in SWB predicts job search and unemployment duration. The findings suggest that those who report feeling hurt by unemployment have shorter unemployment durations. Men who report a loss of SWB are also more likely to look for a job, but women's job search is not affected by the SWB loss. These findings confirm the theoretical prediction from job search theory: search effort and unemployment duration are affected by the utility differential between having a job and being unemployed.
Subjects: 
Unemployment duration
Job search
Subjective well-being
JEL: 
J64
J28
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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