Mobile Broadband and Job Search: An Empirical Test

9 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011

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George S. Ford

Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

Date Written: September 6, 2011

Abstract

This empirical study finds that mobile Internet use has a positive effect on Americans who sustain active job searches, cutting in half the probability that an unemployed person would become discouraged by labor market prospects and abandon efforts to find work.

Keywords: Broadband, Job Search, Labor Markets, Internet, FCC, Telecommunications

JEL Classification: L96, J64

Suggested Citation

Ford, George S., Mobile Broadband and Job Search: An Empirical Test (September 6, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949891 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1949891

George S. Ford (Contact Author)

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