Do Reservation Wages Really Decline? Some International Evidence on the Determinants of Reservation Wages

John Addison, M. Centeno, P. Portugal

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Abstract

Using cross-country data, we investigate the determinants of reservation wages and their course over the jobless spell. Higher unemployment benefits lead to higher reservation wages. Further, again consistent with the basic search model, repeated observations on the same individual provide scant evidence of declining reservation wages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Labor Research
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Strategy and Management

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