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Research Paper IZA Discussion Papers 2406

A note on unhappiness and unemployment duration

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Publication date

01 Oct 2006

Abstract

Although it is now widely-accepted that unemployment is associated with sharply lower levels of individual well-being, relatively little is known about how this effect depends on unemployment duration. Data from three large-scale European panels is used to shed light on this issue; these data allow us to distinguish habituation to unemployment from sample selection. The panel results show little evidence of habituation to unemployment in Europe in the 1990's.

Subjects

Labour Market and Well Being

Links

http://ideas.repec.org/p/iza/izadps/dp2406.html

Notes

working paper

#508881


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