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Journal Article

Employed and unemployed job seekers and the business cycle

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Publication date

Aug 2014

Summary

The job search literature suggests that on-the-job search reduces the probability of un employed people finding jobs. However, there is little evidence that employed and unemployed job seekers are similar or apply for the same jobs. We compare employed and unemployed job seekers in their individual characteristics, preferences over working hours, job-search strategies and employment histories, and identify how differences vary over the business cycle. We find systematic differences which persist over the business cycle. Our results are consistent with a segmented labour market in which employed and unemployed job seekers are unlikely to directly compete with each other for jobs.

Published in

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

Volume and page numbers

76 , 463 -483

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obes.12029

ISSN

16

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1584905~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*


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