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dc.contributor.authorLüdemann, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilke, Ralf A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Xuanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T14:48:27Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T14:48:27Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24067-
dc.description.abstractWe apply censored quantile regressions to representative German register data with more than 91,000 observations in order to determine crucial factors that influence the distribution of unemployment duration in West Germany during the 1980s and 1990s. We find that the effect of some regressors varies and has different sign depending on the quantiles of the unemployment duration distribution – a violation of the classical proportional hazard assumption which is very popular in unemployment duration analysis. We also find that variables reflecting the (un-)employment history of an individual such as the length of tenure, recall to the same employer in the past, recent unemployment and the position in the population income distribution before unemployment have the strongest effects on unemployment duration. We conclude that work history variables are most suitable in characterizing the job search behavior of an individual. The macroeconomic environment and the educational degree seem to have a limited effect only.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheim-
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x04-57en_US
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24694-
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelC24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcensored quantile regressionen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordregister dataen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDaueren_US
dc.subject.stwRegressionen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleCensored Quantile Regressions and the Length of Unemployment Periods in West Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn396351344en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:2348-

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