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dc.contributor.authorFontaine, Françoisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:14:55Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:14:55Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20548-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a simple matching model in which unemployed workers and employers in large firms can be matched together through social networks or through more "formal" methods of search. We show that networks do not necessarily add new externalities and that some results previously obtained in the literature are questionable. Nevertheless, social networks can, in some case, substitute for labor market and this crowding-out effect may be socially costly. We show that a policy increasing the number of workers embedded in the social networks can increase the unemployment rate and decrease workers welfare. Since it is mostly the firms which benefit from larger social networks, transfers from the firms to the workers are necessary to make larger access to the social networks efficient.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1282en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.jelE24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmatchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial networksen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsnachfrageen_US
dc.subject.stwMatchingen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwCrowding outen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkttheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleDo Workers Really Benefit From Their Social Networks?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn46023675Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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