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Table 1 Ordered logit estimation of search intensity

From: How do the unemployed search for a job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

  Without household variables With household variables
  Odds ratio z-value Odds ratio z-value
Male 1.1289 6.85 1.1242 6.48
Age 15-24 Reference category Reference category
Age 25-54 0.9056 −3.65 0.9410 −1.76
Age 55-64 0.4933 −5.32 0.5127 −5.28
ISCED 0-2 Reference category Reference category
ISCED 3-4 1.5002 16.90 1.4781 16.20
ISCED 5-6 1.9320 9.73 1.9085 9.39
Unemployment duration < 6 months Reference category Reference category
Unemployment duration 6–11 months 1.1000 1.78 1.0979 1.67
Unemployment duration > 11 months 0.9943 −0.09 0.9935 −0.10
No employment in preceding 8 years 0.6229 −7.78 0.6239 −7.38
Occupation of last job: Clerk Reference category Reference category
Occupation of last job: Armed forces 0.7707 −2.42 0.7710 −2.52
Occupation of last job: Legislator, senior official, manager 1.0293 0.36 1.0334 0.42
Occupation of last job: Professional 0.8486 −1.80 0.8445 −1.78
Occupation of last job: Technician or associate professional 1.0419 1.10 1.0334 0.97
Occupation of last job: Shop worker or shop and market sales worker 0.8713 −6.32 0.8733 −5.77
Occupation of last job: Skilled agricultural or fishery
worker
0.8416 −3.95 0.8509 −3.51
Occupation of last job: Craft or related trades worker 0.7814 −9.37 0.7824 −9.29
Occupation of last job: Plant and machine operator or assembler 0.8882 −2.72 0.8839 −2.47
Occupation of last job: Elementary occupation 0.7348 −6.58 0.7388 −6.33
Occupation of last job: Missing 1.1132 0.90 1.1396 1.04
Sector of last job: Services Reference category Reference category
Sector of last job: Agriculture 0.7373 −3.69 0.7384 −3.56
Sector of last job: Industry 1.0296 0.89 1.0384 1.00
Sector of last job: Missing 0.8602 −2.19 0.8330 −2.92
Degree of urbanization: Intermediate Reference category Reference category
Degree of urbanization: Densely populated 1.0328 1.26 1.0310 1.20
Degree of urbanization: Thinly populated 0.9041 −1.42 0.9050 −1.36
Degree of urbanization: Missing 0.9711 −0.70 0.9759 −0.56
Situation before seeking employment: Working Reference category Reference category
Situation before seeking employment: Full-time education 0.9462 −0.58 0.9380 −0.67
Situation before seeking employment: Conscript on compulsory or military or community service 1.2767 2.71 1.2385 2.42
Situation before seeking employment: Domestic/family responsibilities 0.7062 −5.29 0.7231 −4.83
Situation before seeking employment: Other 0.6897 −1.84 0.6861 −1.83
Situation before seeking employment: Missing 0.8878 −0.39 0.9046 −0.33
Number of adults (15–64 years) in household    0.9977 −0.31
Number of children (<=4 years) in household    0.9547 −1.64
Number of children (5–14 years) in household    0.9621 −2.56
Number of elderly (> = 65 years) in household    0.9391 −1.90
Employed spouse in household Reference category Reference category
No spouse in household    1.0672 1.65
Inactive/unemployed spouse in household    0.8995 −2.04
Pseudo R2 0.0459 0.0457
Observations 316,066 289,026
  1. Source: EU-LFS, years 2006–2008, own calculations. – Notes: The table displays exponentiated coefficients that can be interpreted as effect on the odds ratio. – The regressions also include maximum sets of country dummies, NUTS 1 region dummies (deviations from country means), and year dummies. Regressions make use of sampling weights. z-values are based on robust standard errors, clustered at the country level. z-values greater than 1.96 (2.58) in absolute value denote statistical significance at the 5 (1) per cent level.