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Job-Search Methods and Labor Market Transitions in a Segmented Economy - Some Empirical Evidence From Brazil

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    This paper examines the impact of job search methods on the output of the job search process in a segmented labor market. Theoretical models of job search, like the widely used search approach, generally contain only one parameter capturing all possible factors affecting the efficiency of search. Additionally, usually only two occupational states are considered: \'working\' or \'searching\'. In most countries though the labor market is segmented in formal and informal employment and selfemployment. I argue that vacancies in these different labor market sectors are promoted via different channels and that part of the labor market segmentation originates from lack of information on vacancies in the formal sector. To evaluate the different search methods, I estimate their impact on exit rates of unemployed Brazilian workers by using multinomial logit models.

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    Paper provided by Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in its series Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers with number 088.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jul 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:got:iaidps:088

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    Keywords: active labor market policy; search channels; segmented labor markets; informal employment;

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    1. Aysit Tansel & Elif Oznur Kan, 2012. "Labor Mobility across the Formal/Informal Divide in Turkey: Evidence from Individual Level Data," Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum 1201, Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum.

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