The structure of social networks and labour market success
I use data on the complete Facebook networks of university students to test Granovetter's weak-ties hypothesis. I am not able to detect a relationship between the structure of a student's Facebook network and the initial employment outcomes. At the same time, I cannot reject Granovetter's weak-ties hypothesis. This nonfinding is consistent with prior research based on surveys of job search methods. These studies present some evidence for a connection between the use of weak ties in the job search process and the employment outcomes, but the results are sometimes not robust.
Volume (Year): 19 (2012)
Issue (Month): 13 (September)
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