Department of Economics and Business Economics

Unemployment, Employment and Inactivity in Denmark: An Analysis of Event History Data

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  • Agné Lauzadyté, Denmark
  • School of Economics and Management
In this paper I estimate a discrete time hazard model for the exits from the
different labour market states - unemployment, employment and inactivity (or
OLF) - in the Danish labour market. I find that women and individuals over
fifty are more likely to experience the long-term unemployment and inactivity.
The less educated and unskilled workers are found to be another risk group to
face the marginalisation from the labour market. Being previously employed
reduces the risk of OLF, and increases the re-entry to employment probability,
while living in the biggest Danish cities makes persons disadvantaged. These
give the evidence that the "Flexicurity"model makes the weakest individuals
disadvantaged in the Danish labour market. And finally, I find that those,
who survived in a job one year, tend to remain employed, while persons, longer
than one year inactive, face much higher risk of marginalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationAarhus
PublisherInstitut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet
Number of pages51
Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Research areas

  • discrete time hazard model, labour market transitions, marginalisation

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