The Applicability of the Sectoral Shift Hypothesis in the Netherlands

Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 57-69, May 2000

Posted: 14 Jun 2004

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Ivo De Loo

Nyenrode Business University

Abstract

The sectoral shift hypothesis in the Netherlands cannot be easily tested for the presence of rigorous structural breaks in the data. Therefore, a Kalman Filter approach is adopted. What we find, is that the variables capturing the sectoral shift hypothesis are the most important in explaining Dutch unemployment behavior during the postwar period. This means that cyclical unemployment in the Netherlands can be viewed as a fluctuation of the natural rate of unemployment.

Keywords: Unemployment, sectoral shift hypothesis

JEL Classification: E24, J21

Suggested Citation

De Loo, Ivo, The Applicability of the Sectoral Shift Hypothesis in the Netherlands. Journal of Applied Economics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 57-69, May 2000, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=555989

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