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With a little help from my friends? Quality of social networks, job finding and job match quality

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Publication date

04 May 2015

Summary

This paper studies the effect of network quality on job finding and job match quality using longitudinal data and a direct measure of network quality, which is based on the employment of friendship ties. Various identification strategies provide robust evidence that a higher number of employed contacts increases the job finding rate. Network quality also increases wages for high-skilled workers forming networks with non-familial contacts. Instead, for low-skilled workers, more employed familial contacts lead to a negative but not significant effect on wages. These findings reconcile previous mixed evidence of network effects on wages, indicating heterogeneity by skill level and relationship type.

Published in

European Economic Review

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002

ISSN

16

Subjects

Labour Market, Unemployment, Social Capital, and Social Behaviour

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1628528~S5

Notes

Albert Sloman Library Periodicals *restricted to Univ. Essex registered users*; Online Early


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