Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114002
Authors: 
Longhi, Simonetta
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9112
Abstract: 
This paper analyses differences between unemployed and employed job seekers in job finding rates and in the quality of the job found. Compared to the unemployed, employed job seekers have a smaller pool of job offers that they consider acceptable; this leads to lower job finding rates but better quality jobs. Differences in job quality are tiny when unobserved heterogeneity and selection into accepting a job are accounted for. Hence, differences are mostly due to behaviour of unemployed people rather than negative signaling or employer discrimination.
Subjects: 
on-the-job search
unemployment
job-finding rate
job quality
JEL: 
J01
J20
J29
J62
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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