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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 Cappellari Lorenzo

Konstantinos Tatsiramos konstantinos.tatsiramos@nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal European Economic Review
Print ISSN 0014-2921
Electronic ISSN 0014-2921
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 78
APA6 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, doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002
Keywords Social contacts, Unemployment, Friendship ties, Wages, Employment stability
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292115000586
Related Public URLs http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292115000586
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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