Explaining choice set size for unemployed
Author: Melkersson, Maria
Source: Applied Economics, Volume 31, Number 12, 1 December 1999 , pp. 1599-1607(9)
Abstract:From questionnaire data it is evident that the number of alternatives unemployed workers consider, i.e. their choice set size, varies substantially. A binomial model is formulated for choice set size, where individual characteristics are used as explanatory variables for observed large variation in choice set size. A score-test for overdispersion is derived. According to an overall test, the model cannot be rejected and interesting determinants of choice set size variation are found.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1999