European Journal of Economic and Social Systems 14 N (2000) 53-68
Classification of recurring
unemployed workers and unemployment exits
Marie Cottrell and Patrice Gaubert
SAMOS-MATISSE et SET-MATISSE Université Paris 1, 90, rue de Tolbiac, 75634 Paris Cedex 13.
E-mail: cottrell, firstname.lastname@example.org
This study focuses on recurring unemployment, that is people with
two or more spells of unemployment during the period of observation (July 1993 -
August 1996). First, a classification is obtained which is then used to examine
the specific role of occasional jobs during a spell of unemployment and, in this
context, the influence of the received unemployment benefits on the duration of
this spell. This paper is a continuation of previous analyses of unemployment in
France, based on long-term data from the unemployed register held by ANPE
(National Employment Bureau). The present analysis is conducted using additional
information about unemployment benefits received by the unemployed from UNEDIC
(Unemployment Benefits Office).
Keywords: Unemployment, Labor Market, Kohonen Maps.
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