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dc.contributor.authorBlanco, Marianaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLopez Boo, Florenciaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:44:35Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:44:35Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52117-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to evaluate the impact that the acquisition of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills has on the labor market of two Latin-American cities: Buenos Aires and Bogota. Using cross-sectional data from an experiment that randomly assigned the ICT skills line in the resume, we assess the returns to ICT skills. For that, we submit approximately 11,000 fictitious Curricula Vitae (CVs) for real job vacancies published daily in the main job search engines in both cities. We estimate a binary choice model to identify differences in callbacks depending on ICT skills. We also analyze how gender, place of residence and occupational categories interact with ICT skills. Our econometric analysis supports previous literature suggesting that ICT skills could increase the probabilities of inclusion in the labor market, mainly for those at some level of disadvantage. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that quantifies the effect of ICT skills on employment. Our findings suggest that having ICT skills in the resume can increase the probability of receiving a callback by around 1 percent or more. This effect is much stronger in Bogota than in Buenos Aires, which suggests that ICT could be acting differently depending on the characteristics of the labor market.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5336en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInformation and Communication Technologiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordhiring decisionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor demanden_US
dc.titleICT skills and employment: A randomized experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668943386en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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