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With a little help from my friends?: quality of social networks, job finding and job match quality

Cappelari, Lorenzo; Tatsiramos, Konstantinos

Authors

Lorenzo Cappelari

Konstantinos Tatsiramos



Abstract

This paper studies the effect of network quality on job finding and job match quality using longitudinal data and a direct measure of network quality, which is based on the employment of friendship ties. Various identification strategies provide robust evidence that a higher number of employed contacts increases the job finding rate. Network quality also increases wages for high-skilled workers forming networks with non-familial contacts. Instead, for low-skilled workers, more employed familial contacts lead to a negative but not significant effect on wages. These findings reconcile previous mixed evidence of network effects on wages, indicating heterogeneity by skill level and relationship type.

Citation

Cappelari, L., & Tatsiramos, K. (2015). With a little help from my friends?: quality of social networks, job finding and job match quality. European Economic Review, 78, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 3, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 3, 2015
Journal European Economic Review
Print ISSN 0014-2921
Electronic ISSN 0014-2921
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002
Keywords Social contacts, Unemployment, Friendship ties, Wages, Employment stability
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/987870
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292115000586
Related Public URLs http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292115000586

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