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Author: Frank, Robert H.
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1. Frank, Robert H.
Freeman, Richard T.
The Distribution of the Unemployment Burden: Do the Last Hired Leave First?
Review of Economics and Statistics 60,3 (August 1978): 380-391.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1924163
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Older Men, Young Men, Young Women
Publisher: MIT Press
Keyword(s): Gender Differences; Quits; Retirement; Unemployment; Unemployment Duration; Unemployment Rate; Unemployment, Youth

Relative contributions of unemployment frequency and unemployment duration to the distribution of total hours of unemployment across individuals within each of several important labor force groups were examined. National Longitudinal Survey data for the 1966-1971 period were employed. These data contain detailed personal and employment-related information for large cohorts of young males and females (aged 14 to 24 in 1966), mid-career women (aged 30 to 44 in 1966), and older males (aged 45 to 59 in 1966). Despite the fact that they had shorter periods of unemployment, young men and women tended to have much higher unemployment rates than adults. The frequency of unemployment periods was four to five times higher for youth cohorts. In cohorts for both older men and women, the incidence of increased unemployment fell heavily on those individuals with low personal unemployment rates. For the young women's group, the opposite pattern emerged. The study's principal contribution is that it allows variations in individual unemployment experience to be linked explicitly to individual variations in the length and frequency of unemployment periods. [AgeLine]
Bibliography Citation
Frank, Robert H. and Richard T. Freeman. "The Distribution of the Unemployment Burden: Do the Last Hired Leave First?" Review of Economics and Statistics 60,3 (August 1978): 380-391.
2. Frank, Robert H.
Stoikov, Vladimir
Changes in Pension Benefits and the Timing of Retirement
Final Report, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, 1975
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: U.S. Department of Labor
Keyword(s): Pensions; Retirement; Work Attitudes

The research described in this paper details the development and estimation of a model of the retirement decision. The estimates are intended to serve as a basis for calculating the effect of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of l974 on the retirement data chosen by individuals covered by the Act. Three existing studies which deal with the issue of early retirement are examined. A simple theory of the retirement decision is outlined then employed as a guide in the specification of an estimating equation which can be employed, using the l971 NLS of Older Men data, to make the kinds of quantitative inferences which existing studies do not permit.
Bibliography Citation
Frank, Robert H. and Vladimir Stoikov. "Changes in Pension Benefits and the Timing of Retirement." Final Report, Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, 1975.