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Title: Are Unemployment and Out of the Labor Force Behaviorally Distinct Labor Force States?
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1. Flinn, Christopher Jay
Heckman, James J.
Are Unemployment and Out of the Labor Force Behaviorally Distinct Labor Force States?
Journal of Labor Economics 1,1 (January 1983): 28-42.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2534929
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Keyword(s): Job Search; Mobility, Job; Unemployment; Work History

This paper tests the hypothesis that the classifications "unemployed" and "out of the labor force" are behaviorally meaningless distinctions. This hypothesis is rejected. Distinct behavioral equations govern transitions from out of the labor force to employment and from unemployment to employment. The evidence reported in this paper is broadly consistent with versions of search theory in which unemployment is a state that facilitates the job search process. In an appendix, the authors demonstrate that log concavity of the wage-offer distribution implies that the exit rate from unemployment is an increasing function of the rate of arrival of job offers.
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Flinn, Christopher Jay and James J. Heckman. "Are Unemployment and Out of the Labor Force Behaviorally Distinct Labor Force States?" Journal of Labor Economics 1,1 (January 1983): 28-42.