How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey
Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)
Ruhr Graduate School in Economics; Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)
January 1, 2012
RWI: Discussion Paper, No. 312
Using harmonized micro data, this paper investigates the job search methods of the unemployed in Europe. The analysis focuses on the importance of individual and household characteristics in this context, as well as on cross-country differences in Europe. Our findings suggest that both individual and household characteristics play an important role, with the latter being more decisive for women. However, even when controlling for these factors, remarkable differences remain between countries, which are associated with institutional characteristics at the country level.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 34
Keywords: Job search, search channels
JEL Classification: J20, J64, C38
Date posted: February 1, 2012 ; Last revised: March 11, 2015
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