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Quantile regression for duration data: A reappraisal of the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments

Yannis Bilias () and Roger Koenker
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Empirical Economics, 2001, vol. 26, issue 1, 199-220

Abstract: We argue that quantile regression methods can play a constructive role in the analysis of duration (survival) data offering a more flexible, more complete analysis than is typically available with more conventional methods. We illustrate the approach with a reanalysis of the data from the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments. These experiments, conducted in 1988-89, were designed to test the efficacy of cash bonuses paid for early reemployment in shortening the length of insured unemployment spells

Keywords: wage; differentials; ·; quantile; regression. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C41 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-03-19
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