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Unemployment among younger and older individuals: does conventional data about unemployment tell us the whole story?

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Unemployment among younger and older individuals: does conventional data about unemployment tell us the whole story?
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Journal for Labour Market Research, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12651-018-0237-9
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Hila Axelrad, Miki Malul, Israel Luski

Abstract

In this research we show that workers aged 30-44 were significantly more likely than those aged 45-59 to find a job a year after being unemployed. The main contribution is demonstrating empirically that since older workers' difficulties are related to their age, while for younger individuals the difficulties are more related to the business cycle, policy makers must devise different programs to address unemployment among young and older individuals. The solution to youth unemployment is the creation of more jobs, and combining differential minimum wage levels and earned income tax credits might improve the rate of employment for older individuals.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 157 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 13%
Student > Master 17 11%
Student > Bachelor 17 11%
Researcher 8 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 3%
Other 20 13%
Unknown 69 44%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 17 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 12 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 5%
Unspecified 5 3%
Other 22 14%
Unknown 75 48%