6293.0.00.001 - Occasional Paper: A Risk Index Approach to Unemployment - An Application Using the Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns, 1998
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/02/1999
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New study ranks risk factors in unemployment
The relative importance of factors affecting a person's chances of becoming unemployed is revealed in a new study by Paul Miller and Anh Tram Le of the University of Western Australia. Using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics longitudinal Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns, in which the same respondents were interviewed over a number of years, the study classifies individuals into different categories of risk of being unemployed, and then compares this predicted risk to the actual outcome.
Some of the major findings of the study are:
Details are in A Risk Index Approach to Unemployment: An Application Using the Survey of Employment and Unemployment Patterns (cat. no. 6293.0.00.001) which is available from ABS bookshops. The views expressed in this Occasional Paper are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent those of the ABS. The synopsis from the paper can be found on this site.
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