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Job Search Methods and Outcomes

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  • Addison, John T.

    (University of South Carolina)

  • Portugal, Pedro

    (Banco de Portugal)

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Using Portuguese data, this paper investigates the effects of job search methods on escape rates from unemployment and of job-finding methods on earnings. The effectiveness of the job search process is also evaluated in terms of the periodicity of the resulting job match. mphasis is accorded the role of the public employment service. Despite its frequency as a search vehicle, the state employment agency is shown to have a low hit rate, and to lead to lower-paying, shorter-lasting jobs.

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  • Addison, John T. & Portugal, Pedro, 2001. "Job Search Methods and Outcomes," IZA Discussion Papers 349, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    unemployment duration; subsequent earnings; public; employ-ment service; transitions to unemployment/employment; Search strategies; hazard; regression model;
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    JEL classification:

    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search

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