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New Approaches to the Study of Long-Term Non-Employment Duration in Italy, Germany and Spain

Bruno Contini (), J. Ignacio García Pérez (), Toralf Pusch () and Roberto Quaranta ()
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No 11167, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This study proposes a new approach to the analysis of non-employment and its duration in Germany, Italy and Spain using administrative longitudinal databases. Non-employment includes the discouraged unemployed not entitled to draw unemployment benefits and the long-term inactive. Many of the non-employed individuals will never return to the official labour market. We estimate the magnitude and duration of non-employment, applying the survival methodology developed in recent years to deal with 'workforce disposal'. Long-term non-employment (LTNE) may lead to dramatic changes in individual lifestyles, family and childbearing projects, levels of poverty and welfare at large.

Keywords: labor economics; inactivity; long-term unemployment; turnover (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 J0 J1 J6 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-11
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