Internet Use and Job Search: More Evidence

Phoenix Center Perspectives, pp. 1-5, January 2010

5 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2010

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: January 26, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, we apply pair-wise Propensity Score matching approach to the question of Internet use and job search. As in Phoenix Center Policy Paper No. 39, Internet use of all types is found to reduce labor market discouragement by about 60%. The effect of dial-up is smaller, but still large, at about 30 to 40%, depending on the definition of discouragement. Overall, the results are highly comparable to those in Policy Paper No. 39.

Keywords: Internet, Broadband, Communications, Labor, Job Search, Propensity Score

JEL Classification: J6, L5, E24, H2

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Internet Use and Job Search: More Evidence (January 26, 2010). Phoenix Center Perspectives, pp. 1-5, January 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1542672

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