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Author: Sue, Della Lee
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1. Sue, Della Lee
Unemployment of Women: A Human Capital Analysis
Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, 1996
Cohort(s): Mature Women, Young Women
Publisher: UMI - University Microfilms, Bell and Howell Information and Learning
Keyword(s): Human Capital; Human Capital Theory; Labor Force Participation; Unemployment; Unemployment Rate; Wage Growth; Women

Using the theory of human capital as a framework, this investigation provides a comprehensive analysis of unemployment experiences among women. Central to the analysis is the observation that female labor force participation is generally discontinuous and their transitions include both intra- and inter-labor force movements. The unemployment rate, when viewed as time in the labor force that is lost to unemployment, can be decomposed into its components, incidence and duration. Incidence of unemployment can be further decomposed into its components, the probability of making a labor force transition and the probability of experiencing unemployment, given that a labor force transition has been made. In this analysis, we look at the effect of human capital on each of these components of unemployment. This study also considers other aspects of the unemployment experience. This includes the effect of experiencing unemployment on wage growth, the long run effect of unemployment, and changes over time in the relationship between human capital investments and unemployment.
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Sue, Della Lee. Unemployment of Women: A Human Capital Analysis. Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia University, 1996.