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Whom Do Employers Want? The Role of Recent Employment and Unemployment Status and Age

Henry S. Farber, Chris M. Herbst, Dan Silverman, Till von Wachter

NBER Working Paper No. 24605
Issued in May 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Jeong Joo Ahn, Nicole Gandre, Zoram Kaul, Elizabeth Kuttner, Tanairi Ochoa-Martinez, and Jason Shumberger for their first-rate work in fielding the study and preparing the data. Financial support for this project was provided by the Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University. We thank participants in a workshop at Brigham Young University for helpful comments. Earlier work on this project formed the basis of Farber's Presidential Address to the Society of Labor Economists, Seattle WA, May 6, 2016. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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