The informational value of job-search data and the dynamics of search behaviour

Micklewright, J. and Nagy, G. (2002) The informational value of job-search data and the dynamics of search behaviour. Acta Oeconomica, 52, (4), 399-419.


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Labour-market analysis places much emphasis on the concept of search. But there is insufficient empirical information on (a) the relationship between reported job-search and job-finding and (b) how search behaviour changes over a spell without work. We investigate these issues using a sample constructed from Hungarian labour-force survey panel data of the flow from jobs to the state of “joblessness”. The results on job exits call into question aspects of the standard international classification of “unemployment” and being “out of the labour force”. Transitions during joblessness in and out of search and among the various categories of non-search are found to be only modest.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0001-6373 (print)
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Keywords: labour-market flows, job search, unemployment, hungary
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34321
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:01

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