Labour Market Processes and Structural Change: Allocation Dynamics and Unemployment in the US, Swedish and West German Labour Markets

Research question/goal: 

Who becomes unemployed, for how long and to which consequences? In addressing these issues, the project aims at a comparative analysis of unemployment experiences in three major Western economies. Unemployment is addressed in a dynamic framework and analyzed from a general perspective on mobility processes in labour markets. Cross-country similarities and differences are to be explained mainly from similarities and national peculiarites of labour market dynamics and labour market trends.

Fact sheet

1999 to 2001
Data Sources: 
Secondary analysis of longitudinal survey data
Geographic Space: 
United States, Sweden and West Germany



Gangl, Markus (2003): Unemployment dynamics in the United States and West Germany: economic restructuring, institutions and labour market processes. Heidelberg: Physica. more