How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

RUHR Economic Papers #312

34 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2012

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Ronald Bachmann

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Daniel Baumgarten

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics; Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

Using harmonized micro data, this paper investigates the job search behaviour of the unemployed in Europe. The analysis focuses on the importance of individual and household characteristics in this context, as well as on cross-country differences in Europe. Our findings suggest that both individual and household characteristics play an important role, with the latter being more decisive for women. However, even when controlling for these factors, remarkable differences remain between countries, which are associated with institutional characteristics at the country level.

Keywords: J20, J64, C38

JEL Classification: job search, search channels

Suggested Citation

Bachmann, Ronald and Baumgarten, Daniel, How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey (January 2012). RUHR Economic Papers #312. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039707 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2039707

Ronald Bachmann

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany

Daniel Baumgarten (Contact Author)

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany
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HOME PAGE: http://www.rgs.econ.org/

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany
+492018149510 (Phone)
+492018149500 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.rwi-essen.de/

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