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Author: Sansale, Rebecca
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1. Sansale, Rebecca
DeLoach, Stephen B.
Kurt, Mark
Unemployment Duration and the Personalities of Young Adult Workers
Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 79 (April 2019): 1-11.
Also: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214804318302325
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Personality/Big Five Factor Model or Traits; Unemployment Duration

As in many countries, young adult workers in the United States have experienced tremendous employment volatility in recent years. In this paper, we examine the role personality plays in determining the duration of unemployment among young adults in the United States between 2008 and 2015. Evidence from estimation of a Competing Risks Model shows that when faced with unemployment, conscientious individuals are significantly more likely to find employment. Individuals scoring higher in neuroticism are more likely to leave the workforce and less likely to go back to school, while more agreeable individuals are more likely to go back to school. Because personality remains malleable for young adults, these results have implications for the literature related to job-search behavior as well as for educational and job-training programs.
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Sansale, Rebecca, Stephen B. DeLoach and Mark Kurt. "Unemployment Duration and the Personalities of Young Adult Workers." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 79 (April 2019): 1-11.