Duration Dependence, Lagged Duration Dependence, and Occurrence Dependence in Individual Employment Histories

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URI: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-60246
Dokumentart: ResearchPaper
Date: 2012
Source: University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 26
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 310 - Collections of general statistics
Keywords: Beschäftigung
Other Keywords:
State dependence , Transition data , Event history analysis , Unobserved heterogeneity
License: Publishing license excluding print on demand
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This paper investigates the form and magnitude of a variety of state dependence effects for prime-aged men in Germany. I differentiate between three labor market states: employment, unemployment, and out of labor force. Results indicate that all forms of state dependence are present in the data, in particular, there is strong duration dependence in employment and unemployment. Furthermore, past unemployment experiences are scarring and make future unemployment more likely, while past employment experiences help to nd new employment, but do not help to remain employed. Simulations are conducted in order to investigate the effects of possible interventions in the labor market.

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