How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey

34 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2012 Last revised: 11 Mar 2015

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Ronald Bachmann

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Daniel Baumgarten

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics; Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Job search, search channels

JEL Classification: J20, J64, C38

Suggested Citation

Bachmann, Ronald and Baumgarten, Daniel, How Do the Unemployed Search for a Job? – Evidence from the EU Labour Force Survey (January 1, 2012). RWI: Discussion Paper, No. 312. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1996519 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1996519

Ronald Bachmann (Contact Author)

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

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Daniel Baumgarten

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics ( email )

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Germany
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Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen) ( email )

Hohenzollernstr. 1-3
Essen, 45128
Germany
+492018149510 (Phone)
+492018149500 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.rwi-essen.de/

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