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1. van der Ende, Martin Adriaan
On the Values of Jobs and Specific Training
Ph.D. Dissertation. Tinbergen Institute Research Series No. 152, University of Amsterdam, 1997.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Tinbergen Instutite - Amsterdam
Keyword(s): Britain, British; British Household Panel Survey (BHPS); Cross-national Analysis; Dutch OSA Panel; German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP); Germany, German; Job Tenure; Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID); Training; Training, Occupational

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The aim of this thesis is to understand the dynamics of the full-time labour market of young American workers. The reason for analyzing the United States is the availability of an excellent American young worker survey. The theoretical starting point is that workers and firms are constantly in search of surplus. The book is focused on the duration analyses of job spells, job-specific training, and unemployment spells. The data for this study are collected in 1979-1992 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (NLSY). In the main survey, young American workers are annually questioned about themselves and the jobs they hold, and in close detail about the durations of their job, training and unemployment spells. Other labour market panel surveys are the Dutch OSA panel, the German Socio Economic Panel (SOEP), the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), and the American Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). But a longitudinal dataset with such detail, a respondent retention rate of 90% over 14 years, and with an additional check on the employment status for each calendar week, is unique. Besides, the accuracy of tenures in the NLS, a forerunner of the NLSY, turns out excellent in an extensive comparative study of NLS and PSID data by Brown and Light (1992). Given the data, the aim of the thesis is more precisely the explanation of the durations of the workers' subsequent job, training and unemployment spells, by modelling the dynamic behaviour of individual workers and firms.
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van der Ende, Martin Adriaan. On the Values of Jobs and Specific Training. Ph.D. Dissertation. Tinbergen Institute Research Series No. 152, University of Amsterdam, 1997..