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dc.contributor.authorFontaine, Fran├žoisen_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 employersin 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 thatsome results previously obtained in the literature are questionable. Nevertheless, socialnetworks can, in some case, substitute for labor market and this crowding-out effect may besocially costly. We show that a policy increasing the number of workers embedded in thesocial networks can increase the unemployment rate and decrease workers welfare. Since itis mostly the firms which benefit from larger social networks, transfers from the firms to theworkers are necessary to make larger access to the social networks efficient.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion paper series |x1282en_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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