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Overeducation at the Start of the Career: Stepping Stone or Trap?
This study investigates whether young unemployed graduates who accept a job below their level of education accelerate or delay the transition into a job that matches their level of education. WeExpand
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Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?
The authors empirically test the cross-sectional relationship between hiring discrimination and labor market tightness at the level of the occupation. To this end, they conduct a correspondence testExpand
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Youth unemployment
Youth unemployment has been on the rise since the beginning of the crisis in 2008. Even more troublesome is the dramatic rise in the number of youth not in employment, education or training, whichExpand
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The demand for physician services. Evidence from a natural experiment.
This study exploits a natural experiment in Belgium to estimate the effect of copayment increases on the demand for physician services. It shows how a differences-in-differences (DD) estimator of theExpand
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Are Short-Lived Jobs Stepping Stones to Long-Lasting Jobs?
This article assesses whether short-lived jobs (lasting one quarter or less and involuntarily ending in unemployment) are stepping stones to long-lasting jobs (enduring 1 year or more) for BelgianExpand
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Scarring Effects of Remaining Unemployed for Long-Term Unemployed School-Leavers
This study investigates whether and to what extent further unemployment experience for youths who are already long-term unemployed imposes a penalty on subsequent labor market outcomes. We propose aExpand
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Scars of Recessions in a Rigid Labor Market
We study the impact of graduating in a recession in Flanders (Belgium), i.e. in a rigid labor market. In the presence of a high minimum wage, a typical recession hardly influences the hourly wage ofExpand
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Do the Higher Educated Unemployed Crowd Out the Lower Educated Ones in a Competition for Jobs?
This paper proposes a new method to estimate the extent of job competition between workers with different schooling levels. We estimate the structural parameters of a matching function generalised toExpand
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Analysis of Transition Data by the Minimum-Chi-Square Method: An Application to Welfare Spells in Belgium
  • Bart Cockx
  • Economics
  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • 1 August 1997
In this paper we analyze transition data by means of the minimum-chi-square (MCS) method instead of the more commonly used maximum-likelihood (ML) method. The analysis includes exits to multipleExpand
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Imperfect Monitoring of Job Search: Structural Estimation and Policy Design
We build and estimate a nonstationary structural job search model that incorporates the main stylized features of a typical job search monitoring scheme in unemployment insurance (UI) andExpand
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