Studies in Labor Market Dynamics

Proceedings of a Workshop on Labor Market Dynamics Held at Sandbjerg, Denmark August 24 – 28, 1982

  • George R. Neumann
  • Niels C. Westergård-Nielsen

Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Tony Lancaster, Andrew Chesher
    Pages 16-44
  3. Kenneth Burdett, Nicholas M. Kiefer, Dale T. Mortensen, George R. Neumann
    Pages 74-97
  4. Jean Marcel Dalbarade
    Pages 168-186
  5. Niels Westergård-Nielsen
    Pages 267-285
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-288

About these proceedings


This volume consists of papers presented at a conference on labor mar­ ket theory held in August 1982 at Sandbjerg - a manor house situated in S0nderjylland owned by University of Aarhus. The conference was ar­ ranged to mark the start of a labor market research project utilizing the first Danish longitudinal data set. The conference was meant to present a survey of the recent developments within labor market theory where unemployment at a given time is seen as a result of flows of in­ dividuals between the various labor market states. Consequently, al­ most all papers deal with aspects of transitions on the labor market. The first paper by Andersen discusses from a statisticians point of view how it is possible to analyze longitudinal data on labor market dynamics using statistical models for multivariate counting processes. Models including general calendar time specific intensities and models specifying the distribution of spell lengths as well as their combina­ tions are included. Finally it is demonstrated how the effect of exo­ genous, endogenous, and other time dependent variables can be model­ led. This paper does also contain an example of the application of the model.


Dynamics Market research development distribution employment growth labor market labour management science and technology statistical analysis statistical models sweden transition unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • George R. Neumann
    • 1
  • Niels C. Westergård-Nielsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Aarhus School of Economics and Business AdministrationAarhus V.Denmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-13942-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88315-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8806
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