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Do Reservation Wages Really Decline? Some International Evidence on the Determinants of Reservation Wages

John Addison (), Mário Centeno () and Pedro Portugal

No 3289, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using cross-country data, we investigate the determinants of reservation wages and their course over the jobless spell. Higher unemployment benefits lead to higher reservation wages. Further, again consistent with the basic search model, repeated observations on the same individual provide scant evidence of declining reservation wages.

Keywords: arrival rate of job offers; unemployment benefits; reservation wages; probability of reemployment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
Date: 2008-01
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Published in: Journal of Labor Research, 2009, 30 (1), 1 - 8

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