A Study into the Persistence of Living in a Jobless Household

24 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2015

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Nicolas Herault

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research

Guyonne R.J. Kalb

University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research; IZA; ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course

Rezida Zakirova

Monash University, Department of Economics; Melbourne Institute

Date Written: June 2015

Abstract

Relatively little is known about the dynamics of living in a jobless household at the individual level. We seek to fill this gap by using the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey to estimate a dynamic random effects probit model of household joblessness. We find that state dependence clearly is an important factor in the persistence of household joblessness, as are a number of observed characteristics, while unobserved heterogeneity is also shown to play an important role. Interestingly, the results indicate that the degree of state dependence differs very little between individuals with different characteristics.

Suggested Citation

Herault, Nicolas and Kalb, Guyonne R.J. and Zakirova, Rezida, A Study into the Persistence of Living in a Jobless Household (June 2015). Economic Record, Vol. 91, Issue 293, pp. 209-232, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2614710 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12178

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