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Author: Rupert, Peter
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1. Braun, Christine
Engelhardt, Bryan
Griffy, Benjamin S.
Rupert, Peter
Testing the Independence of Job Arrival Rates and Wage Offers
Labour Economics 63 (April 2020): 101804.
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Job Search; Unemployment Insurance; Wage Dynamics

Is the arrival rate of a job independent of the wage that it pays? We answer this question by testing whether unemployment insurance alters the job finding rate differentially across the wage distribution. To do this, we use a Mixed Proportional Hazard Competing Risk Model in which we classify quantiles of the wage distribution as competing risks faced by searching unemployed workers. Allowing for flexible unobserved heterogeneity across spells, we find that unemployment insurance increases the likelihood that a searcher matches to higher paying jobs relative to low or medium paying jobs, rejecting the notion that wage offers and job arrival rates are independent. We show that dependence between wages and job offer arrival rates explains 9% of the increase in the duration of unemployment associated with unemployment insurance.
Bibliography Citation
Braun, Christine, Bryan Engelhardt, Benjamin S. Griffy and Peter Rupert. "Testing the Independence of Job Arrival Rates and Wage Offers." Labour Economics 63 (April 2020): 101804.
2. Cornwell, Christopher
Rupert, Peter
Unobservable Individual Effects, Marriage and the Earnings of Young Men
Economic Inquiry 35,2 (April 1997): 285-294.
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Western Economic Association International
Keyword(s): Earnings; Marital Status; Marriage; Wage Effects; Wages; Wages, Young Men

While there is compelling evidence that married men earn more than unmarried men, the source of this premium remains unsettled. Using panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Men, we show that much of the premium normally attributed to marriage is associated with unobservable individual effects that are correlated with marital status and wages. To the extent there is a gain, it is purely an intercept shift and no more than 5% to 7%. Our findings cast doubt on the interpretation that marriage enhances productivity through specialization. (Copyright Western Economic Association International.)
Bibliography Citation
Cornwell, Christopher and Peter Rupert. "Unobservable Individual Effects, Marriage and the Earnings of Young Men." Economic Inquiry 35,2 (April 1997): 285-294.