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Weakening the SALANT-condition for the comparison of mean durations

Martin Riese ()

No 2000-28, Economics working papers from Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Abstract: The classical Salant-condition for the comparison of the mean interrupted spell length of the stock of unemployed and the mean completed spell length of the corresponding flow can be substantially weakened: for a NWUE [New Worse than Used in Expectation] distribution the former is greater than the latter, and the reverse is true for a NBUE [New Better than Used in Expectation] distribution. Analogous results for the coefficient of variation and the Gini-index are established.

Keywords: duration of unemployment; length-bias; interruption bias: coefficient of variation; Gini-index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000-12
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