Job Durations and the Job Search Model: A Two-Country, Multi-Sample Analysis

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Bagger, Jesper; Henningsen, Morten;
(2008)
  • Publisher: Oslo: Statistics Norway, Research Department
  • Subject: Job Mobility | JEL classification: J63 | Arbeidsmobilitet | JEL classification: J31 | J63 | J31 | Norwegian labor market | Labor market | Denmark | Arbeidsforhold | Job Durations | Job Mobility; Job Durations
    • jel: jel:J31 | jel:J63
      ddc: ddc:330

Abstract: This paper assesses whether a parsimonious partial equilibrium job search model with on-the-job search can reproduce observed job durations and transitions to other jobs and to nonemployment. We allow for unobserved heterogeneity across individuals in... View more
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    4The constant retirement rate ¹ should be considered a technical assumption needed to secure the existence of proper steady state distributions needed for our analysis. See Appendix B.

    17Previous studies have also accounted for measurement errors in job search models: Wolpin (1987), van den Berg and Ridder (1998), and Flinn (2002) use normal distributed errors, whereas Christensen and Kiefer (1994) and Bunzel et al. (2001) assume that errors are distributed according to Pearson type 5 distribution.

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