The duration of unemployment in Russia

Louise Grogan*, Gerard J. Van Den Berg

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper uses longitudinal survey data to assess factors affecting the duration of unemployment in Russia. We examine four types of marginalised labour force participants, according to ILO guidelines and survey responses, and we estimate duration models for each type. It turns out that the sets of characteristics with the strongest effects on the duration are remarkably similar across the different unemployment definitions and model specifications. Therefore, despite the formidable practical measurement problems, problematic groups of individuals can actually be identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-568
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Population Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Duration models
  • Russia
  • Unemployment definition

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