TITLE

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED JOB SEARCH BEHAVIOR

AUTHOR(S)
Blau, David M.
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
ILR Review;Jul92, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p738
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper analyzes the job search activities of employed and unemployed job seekers using self-reported data from a 1980 survey. One novel finding from reduced form equations is that many searchers, both employed and unemployed, rejected at least one offer before accepting a job. The reduced form results are used to estimate reservation wages based on a fairly standard model of job search. Most of the job searchers accepted a job offer with a wage below the estimated reservation wage, suggesting that the model does not fit the data well.
ACCESSION #
9301080371

 

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