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Labour Market Networks, Underclass and Inequality

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  • Finneran, L.
  • Kelly, M.

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About half of all vacancies are filled through networks of personal contacts. We consider the implications of such labour networks for inequality. Our central result is that referral networks display threshold behaviour.

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  • Finneran, L. & Kelly, M., 1996. "Labour Market Networks, Underclass and Inequality," Papers 96/21, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:96/21
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    1. Brian Krauth, 2000. "Social Interactions, Thresholds, and Unemployment in Neighborhoods," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1638, Econometric Society.

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    LABOUR MARKET;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities

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