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ISER Working Paper Series 2002-07

The association between reported and calculated reservation wages

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Publication date

01 Mar 2002

Abstract

Do reported reservation wages correspond to the concept of reservation wages that economists have? Using panel data on British unemployed I calculate reservation wages from a search model and compare these with reported reservation wages. It is shown that men's reported reservation wages are greater than what the model predicts, and that for women there is hardly a relation between the two variables.

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Unemployment and Wages And Earnings

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