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On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Unemployment data set which pertains to Unemployment Duration . The Unemployment data set is found in the Ecdat R package. You can load the Unemployment data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Unemployment"). This will load the data into a variable called Unemployment. If R says the Unemployment data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("Ecdat") and then attempt to reload the data. If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Unemployment R data set. The size of this file is about 22,480 bytes.

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Unemployment Duration

Description

a cross-section from 1993

number of observations : 452

observation : individuals

country : United States

Usage

data(Unemployment)

Format

A dataframe containing :

duration

duration of first spell of unemployment, t, in weeks

spell

1 if spell is complete

race

one of nonwhite, white

sex

one of male, female

reason

reason for unemployment, one of new (new entrant), lose (job loser), leave (job leaver), reentr (labor force reentrant)

search

'yes' if (1) the unemployment spell is completed between the first and second surveys and number of methods used to search > average number of methods used across all records in the sample, or, (2) for individuals who remain unemployed for consecutive surveys, if the number of methods used is strictly nondecreasing at all survey points, and is strictly increasing at least at one survey point

pubemp

'yes' if an individual used a public employment agency to search for work at any survey points relating to the individuals first unemployment spell

ftp1

1 if an individual is searching for full time work at survey 1

ftp2

1 if an individual is searching for full time work at survey 2

ftp3

1 if an individual is searching for full time work at survey 3

ftp4

1 if an individual is searching for full time work at survey 4

nobs

number of observations on the first spell of unemployment for the record

Source

Romeo, Charles J. (1999) “Conducting inference in semiparametric duration models under inequality restrictions on the shape of the hazard implied by the job search theory”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 14(6), 587–605.

References

Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive : http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/.

See Also

Index.Source, Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics, Index.Observations

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