Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/106288
Authors: 
Hensvik, Lena
Nordström Skans, Oskar
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2013:23
Abstract: 
The paper provides an overview of existing knowledge regarding the role played by social networks in the process where young workers are matched to employing firms. We discuss standard theories of why social networks may be an important element in the job-matching process and survey the empirical literature on labor market networks with an emphasis on studies pertaining to the role of social contacts during the school-to-work transition phase. In addition, we present some novel evidence on how contacts established while working during the final year in high school affect youth labor market entry. Finally, we discuss how insights from this literature can be used to improve the quality of social programs targeted towards young workers in the Nordic countries.
Subjects: 
referrals
school-to-work transition
youth unemployment
JEL: 
M51
J64
J24
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
670.97 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.