ERIC Number: ED174701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
A Comparative Study of the Duration of Unemployment of Young and Middle-Aged Men.
Carr, Timothy James
A number of hypotheses concerning the job search behavior of unemployed workers are tested in this study. The empirical literature on unemployment is reviewed and data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Force Behavior panels of young men (aged 14 to 24 in 1966) and middle-aged men (aged 45 to 59) are analyzed. Variables examined include duration of search; return to search; wage offer level; probability of receiving an offer; search cost; and length of horizon. The unemployment duration model and the acceptance wage model are presented and discussed in terms of these variables. Transition rate (i.e., the probability of moving from unemployed to employed status) is analyzed. Findings are summarized both from a policy perspective and as an indication of the efficacy of the hypotheses tested, and directions for future research are suggested. (Author/MC)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Blacks, Job Search Methods, Males, Middle Aged Adults, Racial Differences, Salary Wage Differentials, Unemployment, Unemployment Insurance, Whites, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.