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

Cappelari, Lorenzo and Tatsiramos, Konstantinos (2015) With a little help from my friends?: quality of social networks, job finding and job match quality. European Economic Review, 78 . pp. 55-75. ISSN 0014-2921

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Social contacts, Unemployment, Friendship ties, Wages, Employment stability
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2015.04.002
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Depositing User: Tatsiramos, Konstantinos
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2015 14:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 07:25
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29185

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