Job Search Methods and Outcomes

52 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2001

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John T. Addison

University of South Carolina - Moore School of Business - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Pedro Portugal

Bank of Portugal - Research Department; New University of Lisbon; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: August 2001

Abstract

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. Emphasis 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.

Keywords: Search Strategies, Unemployment Duration, Subsequent Earnings, Public Employment Service, Transitions to Unemployment/Employment, Hazard Regression Model

JEL Classification: J64

Suggested Citation

Addison, John T. and Portugal, Pedro, Job Search Methods and Outcomes (August 2001). IZA Discussion Paper No. 349. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=283108

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