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Title:Choice and success of job search methods PDF Logo
Authors:Weber, Andrea Maria
Mahringer, Helmut
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1939
Abstract:Job seekers can influence the arrival rate of job offers by the choice of search effort and the search methods they use. In this paper we empirically investigate the contribution of the use of different search methods on the outcome of search. We use unique data on the search behavior of job seekers sampled from the inflow into employment during the year 1997 in Austria, which matches survey information with administrative records. We analyze the quality of job matches in terms of wages and job durations for employed and unemployed workers. Our main finding is that the public employment service specializes in the support of low quality workers. For these workers it is equal in efficiency to the other search channels.
Subjects:job search
search channels
selectivity bias
JEL:J20
J64
C31
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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