Can You Get Work if You Network? The Role of Networks in Job Access for French Youth

28 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2018

See all articles by Fathi Fakhfakh

Fathi Fakhfakh

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Annick Vignes

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

Jihan Ghrairi

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas

Date Written: November 30, 2017

Abstract

French youth suffer from a high level of unemployment. This article evaluates how different social and individual characteristics influence job access channels.

We distinguish between school and social networks and show that workers use networks differently depending on their characteristics. Using the French Enquete Emploi, we estimate a multinomial probit model controlling for selection. Our findings show that school networks help graduates, whereas social networks are more fruitful for the low educated. Being a woman or having non-French parents reduces the probability of finding a job through either network. Public institutions appear to be particularly important for disadvantaged areas.

Keywords: social and professional networks, school networks, job access channels, youth labor market, socio-spatial indicators

JEL Classification: J21, J24, J64

Suggested Citation

Fakhfakh, Fathi and Vignes, Annick and Ghrairi, Jihan, Can You Get Work if You Network? The Role of Networks in Job Access for French Youth (November 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100399 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3100399

Fathi Fakhfakh

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

France

Annick Vignes (Contact Author)

Ecole des Ponts ParisTech ( email )

6-8 avenue Blaise-Pascal, Cité Descartes
Champs-sur-Marne
Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, 77455
France

Jihan Ghrairi

Université Paris II - Panthéon-Assas ( email )

12 place du Pantheon
Paris cedex 06, 75231
France

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
18
Abstract Views
172
PlumX Metrics