The Duration of Unemployment in Russia

20 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2013

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Louise Grogan

University of Guelph - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Gerard J. van den Berg

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Tinbergen Institute

Date Written: January 1, 2001

Abstract

This paper uses longitudinal survey data to assess factors affecting the duration of unemployment in Russia. We examine four types of marginalised labour force participants, according to ILO guidelines and survey responses, and we estimate duration models for each type. It turns out that the sets of characteristics with the strongest effects on the duration are remarkably similar across the different unemployment definitions and model specifications. Therefore, despite the formidable practical measurement problems, problematic groups of individuals can actually be identified.

Keywords: unemployment definition, duration models, Russia

JEL Classification: J64, J4, P2

Suggested Citation

Grogan, Louise A. and van den Berg, Gerard J., The Duration of Unemployment in Russia (January 1, 2001). Journal of Population Economics, Vol. 14, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2280850

Louise A. Grogan (Contact Author)

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Gerard J. Van den Berg

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