Unemployment often has devastating effects on individuals -- both in financial and psychological terms. Depending on the type and category of unemployment, its length varies; and as its length increases it may implement biased thought in individuals’ predictions regarding future employment. This paper’s primary purpose is to measure and discuss how the time length that one has been unemployed for affects his or her expectations on his or her own short-term possibility of employment. The results suggest a strong opposite link between one’s prediction of future employment and the same person’s prior unemployment period. This paper was originally written in June 2019 as the term project to a master's-level econometrics course; and it later was revised for submission in February 2020.
"Effect of Unemployment Length on Employment Expectations,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 16:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol16/iss1/18