Persistence in Youth Unemployment

14 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2012

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Guglielmo Maria Caporale

Brunel University London - Department of Economics and Finance; London South Bank University; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Luis A. Gil-Alana

University of Navarra - Department of Economics

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Date Written: September 1, 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the degree of persistence of youth unemployment (total, male and female) in twenty-four countries by using two alternative measures: the AR coefficient and the fractional differencing parameter, based on short- and long-memory processes respectively. The evidence suggests that persistence is particularly high in Japan and some EU countries such as Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Finland, where appropriate policy actions are of the essence. Specifically, active labour market policies are necessary to prevent short-term unemployment from becoming structural (long-term).

Keywords: Youth unemployment, persistence, fractional integration

JEL Classification: C22, J64

Suggested Citation

Caporale, Guglielmo Maria and Gil-Alana, Luis A., Persistence in Youth Unemployment (September 1, 2012). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1248, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2160771 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2160771

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