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Title:Measuring the importance of labor market networks PDF Logo
Authors:Hellerstein, Judith K.
McInerney, Melissa
Neumark, David
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA discussion papers 3750
Abstract:We specify and implement a test for the importance of network effects in determining the establishments at which people work, using recently-constructed matched employer-employee data at the establishment level. We explicitly measure the importance of network effects for groups broken out by race, ethnicity, and various measures of skill, for networks generated by residential proximity. The evidence indicates that labor market networks play an important role in hiring, more so for minorities and the less-skilled, especially among Hispanics, and that labor market networks appear to be race-based.
Subjects:Networks
race
ethnicity
immigrants
JEL:J15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20081114134
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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