Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104341
Authors: 
Czernich, Nina
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Munich Discussion Paper 2011-12
Abstract: 
Online job search is becoming increasingly prominent and is viewed to improve the efficiency of the search process. OLS results suggest a negative association of DSL availability with unemployment rates across German municipalities. However, the roll-out of DSL networks is not random. This paper exploits the fact that the availability of DSL connections depends on a municipality’s distance to the closest interconnection point to the pre-existing voice-telephony network. Instrumental-variable results using this distance as an instrument for DSL availability do not confirm the effect of DSL availability on unemployment.
Subjects: 
Unemployment
job search
broadband internet
JEL: 
J64
L96
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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