Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/201459
Authors: 
Gürtzgen, Nicole
Diegmann, André
Pohlan, Laura
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 2018:21
Abstract: 
This paper studies effects of the introduction of a new digital mass medium on reemployment of unemployed job seekers. We combine data on high-speed (broadband) internet availability at the local level with German individual register data. We address endogeneity by exploiting technological peculiarities that affected the roll-out of high-speed internet. The results show that high-speed internet improves reemployment rates after the first months in unemployment. This is confirmed by complementary analyses with individual survey data suggesting that internet access increases online job search and the number of job interviews after a few months in unemployment.
Subjects: 
Unemployment
online job search
information frictions
matching technology
search channels
JEL: 
J64
K42
H40
L96
C26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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