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Job Search Behavior of Unemployed in Russia

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  • Natalia Smirnova

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This paper explores the determinants of job search behavior, search intensity and choices of search methods of the unemployed workers in transitional Russia. We use pooled data from rounds 5-9 of the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) to estimate the effects of socio-economic factors on the choices workers make while looking for a job. The results show that women are significantly less likely than men to engage in job search, they lag significantly behind men in search intensity, and significantly differ from men in their search strategies. Job search behavior of workers living in metropolitan areas of Moscow and St. Petersburg varies substantially from the behavior of workers living in other regions of Russia. The most frequently used search strategy in Russia, as in other countries, is contacting friends and relatives for job leads.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number 2003-629.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2003-629

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Keywords: Russia; Transition; Job Search; Search Intensity; logit;

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  1. Natalia V. Smirnova, 2004. "Job search behavior of unemployed in Russia," Macroeconomics 0401012, EconWPA.
  2. Maxim Bouev, 2005. "State Regulations, Job Search and Wage Bargaining: A Study in the Economics of the Informal Sector," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp764, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  3. Castellano, Rosalia & Punzo, Gennaro & Rocca, Antonella, 2013. "Women’s job search propensity and selection effect in European labour markets," MPRA Paper 50869, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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