The Incidence of Long-Term Unemployment: Evidence from Greece

Posted: 22 Jul 2007

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Ilias Livanos

Institute for Employment Research


In this article, I use the 2000-2004 data from the Greek Labour Force Survey in order to estimate a logit model for the incidence of long-term unemployment. The model computed is similar to the one estimated by Obben et al. (2002). It is found that attributes of the individual such as gender, age category, marital status and region of residence affect the odds of being long-term unemployed. On the other hand, the level of someone's qualification does not affect the odds of whether someone will be short or long-term unemployed.

Keywords: Long-term unemployment; Greece; Logit model

JEL Classification: J60, J64

Suggested Citation

Livanos, Ilias, The Incidence of Long-Term Unemployment: Evidence from Greece. Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2007, Available at SSRN:

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