Combining Micro and Macro Unemployment Duration Data
Gerard J. van den Berg
Bas van der Klaauw
Journal of Econometrics 102, 271-309 (2001).
We combine micro and macro unemployment duration data to study the effects of
the business cycle on the outflow from unemployment. We allow the cycle to
affect individual exit probabilities of unemployed workers as well as the
composition of the total inflow into unemployment. We estimate the model
using (micro) survey data and (macro) administrative data from France. The
distribution of the inflow composition is estimated along with the other
parameters. The estimation method deals with differences between the micro
and macro unemployment definitions. The results also show to what extent the
unemployment duration distributions corresponding to the two definitions can
be described by the same model.
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Last updated: May, 30, 2001.