Nonparametric Estimation of a Dependent Competing Risks Model For Unemployment Durations

14 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2003

See all articles by Gerard J. van den Berg

Gerard J. van den Berg

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

A. Gijsbert C. van Lomwel

Center Applied Research, Tilburg University

Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

Date Written: October 2003

Abstract

In this paper we simultaneously analyze transitions from unemployment to employment and to nonparticipation. We estimate a dependent competing risks model with nonparametric specifications of the destination-specific duration dependence and unobserved heterogeneity terms. We use a unique population data set of French unemployment over the period 1988-1994, stratified by gender type, duration class and exit state.

Keywords: exit rate, hazard rate, unobserved heterogeneity, duration dependence, nonparticipation

JEL Classification: J64, C41

Suggested Citation

van den Berg, Gerard J. and van Lomwel, A. Gijsbert C. and van Ours, Jan C., Nonparametric Estimation of a Dependent Competing Risks Model For Unemployment Durations (October 2003). IZA Discussion Paper No. 898; CentER Discussion Paper No. 2003-93. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=459590

Gerard J. Van den Berg

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics ( email )

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Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

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