Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89496
Authors: 
Bagues, Manuel F.
Sylos Labini, Mauro
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2005/15
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the impact of the availability of electronic labor markets on university-to-work transition. In particular, we analyze the effect of the intermediation activity carried on by the interuniversity consortium AlmaLaurea on graduates' labor market outcomes. Different timing of universities' enrolment in AlmaLaurea produces counterfactuals that allow us to overcome the problems faced by previous empirical investigations. The evaluation is performed applying the difference-in-differences method to a repeated cross section data set. It is shown that, if the usual assumption concerning parallel outcomes holds, AlmaLaurea reduces individual unemployment probability and improves matching quality. Interestingly, it is also found that on-line intermediaries foster graduates' geographical mobility.
Subjects: 
Labor Markets Intermediaries
Job Search
Electronic Markets
JEL: 
J64
J68
G14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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