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dc.contributor.authorPatacchini, Eleonoraen_US
dc.contributor.authorZenou, Yvesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-09-08en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:35:33Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35267-
dc.description.abstractWe analyse the effect of strong and weak ties on the individual probability of finding a job. Using the dynamic model of Calvó-Armengol and Jackson (2004), two results are put forward: (i) the individual probability of finding a job is increasing in the number of strong and weak ties; (ii) the longer the length of ties, the lower is this effect. We approximate the social space by the geographical space. Ethnicity is the chosen dimension along which agents' social contacts develop and, as a result, we use ethnic population density to capture social interactions within the given ethnic group. Using a panel of local authority-level data in England between 1993 and 2003, we find that (i) the higher the percentage of a given ethnic group living nearby, the higher the employment rate of this ethnic group; (ii) this effect decays very rapidly with distance, losing significance beyond approximately 90 minutes travel time.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3331en_US
dc.subject.jelA14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEthnic minoritiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial interactionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpopulation densityen_US
dc.subject.keywordweak and strong tiesen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Gruppeen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwWohnstandorten_US
dc.subject.stwBevölkerungsdichteen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleEthnic networks and employment outcomesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn559866895en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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