Unemployment Spell and Vertical Skills Mismatches: The Case of Macedonia's Youth

PEP working paper serie 2016-18

33 Pages Posted: 9 May 2018 Last revised: 11 Jul 2018

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Viktorija Atanasovska

Association of Economic Researchers STOKE

Tijana Angjelkovska

Association of Economic Researchers STOKE

Jorge Dávalos

Universidad del Pacifico

Date Written: September 1, 2016

Abstract

The past two decades were characterized by high and persistent youth unemployment rates in Macedonia; this is despite the many active workfare policies addressed to the youth population. Thus, this paper contributes to the literature by investigating the impact that a longer unemployment spell has had on the labour market mismatch of young Macedonian job-seekers. The empirical analysis builds on different econometric model approaches based on the School- to-Work Transition Survey (SWTS) conducted by the ILO in 2012. Our results clearly suggest that longer unemployment spells lead to higher mismatches, but that such effects are heterogeneous across educational attainment groups of low, middle and highly educated young job seekers.

Keywords: Youth, unemployment, mismatch, job search duration, Macedonia

Suggested Citation

Atanasovska, Viktorija and Angjelkovska, Tijana and Dávalos, Jorge, Unemployment Spell and Vertical Skills Mismatches: The Case of Macedonia's Youth (September 1, 2016). PEP working paper serie 2016-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3164444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3164444

Viktorija Atanasovska

Association of Economic Researchers STOKE ( email )

Skopje
Macedonia

Tijana Angjelkovska

Association of Economic Researchers STOKE ( email )

Skopje
Macedonia

Jorge Dávalos (Contact Author)

Universidad del Pacifico ( email )

Av. Salaverry 2020
Región Metropolitana
Lima 18, Santiago Lima 11
Peru

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