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The Labor Market Consequences of Gender Differences in Job Search

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  • Eriksson, Stefan

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Lagerström, Jonas

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    (Department of Economics, Åbo Akademi)

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This paper studies gender differences in labor market outcomes using data from an Internetbased CV database. The women in the database get fewer firm contacts than men, and we show that this is partly explained by differences in education, experience and other skills, is not explained by differences in occupation and place of residence, and to a large extent is explained by differences in geographical search area. When we take into account differences in search area, the negative gender effect disappears. However, the results differ somewhat across subgroups: For highly skilled women a negative gender effect remains.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2008:10.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 24 Oct 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2008_010

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Keywords: Job Search; Gender Differences; Discrimination;

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  1. Xiao, Chaoqun & Tang, Wansheng & Zhao, Ruiqing & Zhou, Chi, 2013. "Equilibrium search with heterogeneous firms, workers and endogenous human capital," MPRA Paper 52136, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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