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The Lot of the Unemployed: A Time Use Perspective

Alan Krueger and Andreas Mueller

No 3490, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper provides new evidence on time use and subjective well-being of employed and unemployed individuals in 14 countries. We devote particular attention to characterizing and modeling job search intensity, measured by the amount of time devoted to searching for a new job. Job search intensity varies considerably across countries, and is higher in countries that have higher wage dispersion. We also examine the relationship between unemployment benefits and job search.

Keywords: unemployment benefits; time use; job search; unemployment; inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-05
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Published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2012, 10 (4), 765–794

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