June 2012

IZA DP No. 6654: Unemployment Persistence: How Important Are Non-Cognitive Skills?

forthcoming in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2017.05.006

Using a random effects dynamic panel data model and the 2000-2008 waves of the German SOEP this paper shows that non-cognitive skills have a predictive power on unemployment transitions.