Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/204322
Authors: 
Larsen, Anna Folke
Rand, John
Torm, Nina
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
FOI Working Paper 2011/4
Abstract: 
This paper examines the extent to which recruitment ties affect individual wage outcomes in small and medium scale manufacturing firms. Based on a unique matched employer-employee dataset from Vietnam we find that there is a significant positive wage premium associated with obtaining a job through an informal contact, when controlling for standard determinants of wage compensation. Moreover, we show that the mechanism through which informal contacts affect wages depends on the type of recruitment tie used. The findings are robust across location, firm size categories and different worker types.
Subjects: 
Wages
Recruitment ties
Vietnam
JEL: 
J24
J31
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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