The Labor Market Consequences of Gender Differences in Job Search
AbstractThis paper uses data from an Internet-based CV database to investigate if women are more restrictive than men in their choice of search area, and if this is of importance in the early stages of the hiring process. We show that women are less likely to search in the metropolitan areas or far away from where they currently live. Moreover, our results indicate that these differences are important: Female searchers get fewer firm contacts, and we show that this is to a large extent explained by their more restrictive search area. When we include controls for the searchers’ search area, the negative gender effect disappears. However, the results differ somewhat across subgroups: For highly skilled women the search area is important, but there remains an unexplained negative gender effect. Our results suggest that gender differences in job search may be important to consider in studies of gender differences in labor market outcomes. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
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Volume (Year): 33 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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- Eriksson, Stefan & Lagerström, Jonas, 2008. "The Labor Market Consequences of Gender Differences in Job Search," Working Paper Series 2008:10, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
- J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
- J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing
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