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Job-Search Methods and Labor Market Transitions in a Segmented Economy - Some Empirical Evidence From Brazil

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This paper examines the impact of job search methods on the output of the job search process in a segmented labor market. Theoretical models of job search, like the widely used search approach, generally contain only one parameter capturing all possible factors affecting the efficiency of search. Additionally, usually only two occupational states are considered: \'working\' or \'searching\'. In most countries though the labor market is segmented in formal and informal employment and selfemployment. I argue that vacancies in these different labor market sectors are promoted via different channels and that part of the labor market segmentation originates from lack of information on vacancies in the formal sector. To evaluate the different search methods, I estimate their impact on exit rates of unemployed Brazilian workers by using multinomial logit models.

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  • Silke Woltermann, 2002. "Job-Search Methods and Labor Market Transitions in a Segmented Economy - Some Empirical Evidence From Brazil," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 088, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:got:iaidps:088
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    1. Tansel, Aysit & Kan, Elif Oznur, 2011. "Labor mobility across the formal/informal divide in Turkey: evidence from individual level data," MPRA Paper 35672, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. repec:eme:jespps:jes-06-2015-0103 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Gustavo Márquez & Cristóbal Ruiz-Tagle V., 2004. "Search Methods and Outcomes in Developing Countries: The Case of Venezuela," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 3250, Inter-American Development Bank.
    4. repec:bla:intmig:v:51:y:2017:i:1:p:251-286 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    active labor market policy; search channels; segmented labor markets; informal employment;

    JEL classification:

    • J42 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Monopsony; Segmented Labor Markets
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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