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Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants

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  • Deepti Goel

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This paper is an attempt to fill the knowledge of the role played by network in the labor market assimilation of immigrants and the mechanisms through which networks affect the labor market outcomes of recent immigrants.

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Keywords: job offereing; formal; social ties; median; wages; observed mean;

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Cited by:
  1. Patacchini, Eleonora & Zenou, Yves, 2012. "Ethnic networks and employment outcomes," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 42(6), pages 938-949.
  2. Lorenzo Cappellari & Konstantinos Tatsiramos, 2011. "Friends’ Networks and Job Finding Rates," Discussion Papers in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Leicester 11/40, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  3. Arceo-Gómez, Eva Olimpia, 2012. "Job Search, Networks, and Labor Market Performance of Immigrants," MPRA Paper 44533, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Luciana Méndez Errico, 2013. "The Impacts of Social Networks on Immigrants’ Employment Prospects: The Spanish Case 1997-2007," Working Papers wpdea1301, Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona.
  5. Christian Dustmann & Albrecht Glitz & Uta Schoenberg, 2011. "Referral-based Job Search Networks," Norface Discussion Paper Series, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London 2011012, Norface Research Programme on Migration, Department of Economics, University College London.
  6. Tommaso Colussi, 2013. "Migrant Networks and Job Search Outcomes: Evidence from Displaced Workers," Working Papers, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance 706, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
  7. Nicodemo, Catia & Nicolini, Rosella, 2012. "Random or Referral Hiring: When Social Connections Matter," IZA Discussion Papers 6312, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  9. Isabelle Chort, 2013. "Migrant network and immigrants’ occupational mismatch," Working Papers, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation) DT/2013/04, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
  10. Audra J. Bowlus & Masashi Miyairi & Chris Robinson, 2013. "Immigrant Job Search Assimilation in Canada," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity 20136, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.

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