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The Determinants and Consequences of Unemployed Workers’ Wage Demands
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
Department of Economics, Åbo Akademi University.
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Abstract [en]

This paper studies the determinants and labor market consequences of unemployed workers’ wage demands using direct data on the workers’ actual wage requests. Our results show that most workers want a wage close to what they earned in their previous jobs, and thus much more than they get in unemployment benefits. However, our results also show that some groups, such as women, tend to systematically demand lower wages. Also, we find that workers with high wage demands are contacted by firms less often than otherwise similar workers with lower wage demands. Thus our results indicate that too high wage demands may contribute to high unemployment.

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2010. , p. 34
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2010:26
Keyword [en]
Unemployment, Job Search, Wage Demands, Gender Differences
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-139593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-139593DiVA, id: diva2:381719
Available from: 2010-12-29 Created: 2010-12-28 Last updated: 2010-12-29Bibliographically approved

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