Regional Differences in Chronic Long-Term Unemployment

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer 1998

Posted: 20 Apr 1998

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Dan S. Rickman

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Department of Economics & Legal Studies in Business

Mark Partridge

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Abstract

Unemployment durations for the typical jobless person have trended upward since the mid 1960s. This is troubling because the long-term unemployed are at great risk of entering the underclass and concentrations of long-term unemployment put stress on states and localities. This study examines the differing determinants of long-term versus short-term unemployment at the state level. One primary goal of this research is to examine whether employment growth is a reasonable way of reducing long durations of unemployment, or conversely, do the new jobs simply go to other individuals.

JEL Classification: J64

Suggested Citation

Rickman, Dan S. and Partridge, Mark D., Regional Differences in Chronic Long-Term Unemployment. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=78068

Dan S. Rickman (Contact Author)

Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Department of Economics & Legal Studies in Business ( email )

201 Business Building
Stillwater, OK 74078-0555
United States

Mark D. Partridge

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics ( email )

2120 Fyffe Rd
Columbus, OH 43210-1067
United States

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