The importance of cognitive and social skills for the duration of unemployment


Niepel, Verena


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/3104
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-31040
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2010
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: C41 J24 J64 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Großbritannien , Arbeitslosigkeit , Dauer , Kognitive Kompetenz , Sozialkompetenz , Schätzung
Keywords (English): unemployment duration , social skills , noncognitive skills , cognitive skills , early skills
Abstract: This paper studies how cognitive and social skills in childhood are related to the duration of unemployment in adolescence and early adulthood. I estimate a flexible proportional hazard rate model for the probability of making a transition from unemployment to employment during an individual’s first unemployment spell. The analysis is based on British cohort data from the National Child Development Study. Results show that higher cognitive and social skills at the age of 7 are associated with an increased probability of finding employment, even when controlling for educational attainment. For men, these effects are mostly driven by individuals with low social skills. The results are robust to controlling for family background, parenting activities and school characteristics.
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