Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162800
Authors: 
Nüß, Patrick
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 88
Abstract: 
Based on a correspondence experiment covering 3,124 fictitious job applications, the paper identifies and quantifies duration dependence in Germany, with a particular emphasis on company and vacancy characteristics as potential determinants. The experiment reveals that duration dependence manifests itself in a sharp decline of 26% to 35% in callbacks when an individual has been unemployed for 10 months, pointing to the existence of an unemployment stigma for Germany. The results are driven by labor market tightness, companies' access to applicants and screening behavior related to company size, with no evidence for an unemployment stigma determined by the contract type.
Subjects: 
Field Experiments
Labor Demand
Unemployment
Unemployment Duration
Labor Discrimination
JEL: 
C93
J23
J60
J64
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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