The Labor Market Effects of Employer Recruitment Choice
AbstractI estimate a structural model of employer recruitment choice using data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality (MCSUI), a 1992-1995 cross-sectional survey of employers and households in four metropolitan areas of the United States. I then conduct policy simulations to predict the effects of “information” policies such as the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and “hiring incentive” policies such as the Welfare-to-Work and Work Opportunity tax credits. I find that the tax credits are superior to the information policy, both in improving placement rates for the low-skilled worker groups they target, and in increasing the starting wage distribution for these workers.
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- DeVaro, Jed, 2008. "The labor market effects of employer recruitment choice," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 52(2), pages 283-314, February.
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