Data on Labor Economics Published by A. Kunze and Colleagues
2012 APR 27 - (VerticalNews.com) -- "We investigate whether women search longer for a job than men and whether these differences change over the life cycle. Our empirical analysis exploits German register data on highly attached displaced workers," scientists in Bonn, Germany report.
"We apply duration models to analyze gender differences in job search taking into account observed and unobserved worker heterogeneity and censoring. Simple survival functions show that displaced women take longer to find a new job than comparable men. Disaggregation by age groups reveals that these differences are driven by differential behavior of women in their prime-childbearing years. There is no significant difference in job search duration among the very young and older workers," wrote A. Kunze and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "These differential outcomes remain even after we control for differences in human capital and when unobserved heterogeneity is incorporated into the model."
Kunze and colleagues published their study in Labour Economics (Life-cycle patterns in male/female differences in job search. Labour Economics, 2012;19(2):176-185).
For more information, contact A. Kunze, IZA, Bonn, Germany.
Publisher contact information for the journal Labour Economics is: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Keywords: City:Bonn, Country:Germany, Region:Europe, Labor Economics
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