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Who are the unemployed?

Pissarides, Christopher and Wadsworth, Jonathan (1990) Who are the unemployed? CEP discussion papers, CEPDP0012. London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Economic Performance, London.

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Identification Number: CEPDP0012

Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of the incidence of unemployment in Britain between 1979 and 1986. Using Labour Force Survey data, we attempt to quantify the extent to which different groups in the population are exposed to differential unemployment risk. We find strong evidence that unemployment incidence is dependent upon individual characteristics. This most important indicator of potential unemployment is a person''s occupation. Recurrent and long term unemployment states are over-represented with manual workers.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 1990 the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Series: Working Papers > CEP Discussion Papers
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 10:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2272

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