Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73796
Authors: 
Mang, Constantin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 147
Abstract: 
The Internet has fundamentally changed the way workers and firms are matched on the job market. Compared to newspapers and other traditional employment resources, online job boards presumably lead to better matches by providing a wider choice of job advertisements and more sophisticated methods for finding suitable vacancies. This study investigates the association of online job search and matching quality using individual-level data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). My results show that job changers who found their new job online are better matched than their counterparts who found their new job through newspapers, friends, job agencies, or other channels.
Subjects: 
Internet
job search
matching quality
JEL: 
L86
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





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