A Matching Model of Crowding-Out and On-the-Job Search (with an Application to Spain)
Juan J. Dolado, Marcel Jansen, Juan F. Jimeno
published in: Economic Journal, (2009), 119, 200-228.
This paper considers a matching model of heterogenous workers and jobs which includes onthe-
job search. High-educated workers transitorily accept unskilled jobs and continue to
search for skilled jobs. We study the implications of this model for the unemployment rates of
high and low-educated workers, for the share of mismatched workers and wage inequality
both within and between skill groups. The model is used to shed light on the Spanish
experience following a large educational upgrading since the mid-eighties.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 612