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Short Term Gain, Long Term Pain:Informal Job Search Methods and Post-Displacement Outcomes

Green, Colin (2012) Short Term Gain, Long Term Pain:Informal Job Search Methods and Post-Displacement Outcomes. Journal of Labor Research, 33 (3). pp. 337-352.

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the role of informal job search methods on the labour market outcomes of displaced workers. Informal job search methods could alleviate short-term labour market difficulties of displaced workers by providing information on job opportunities, allowing them to signal their productivity and may mitigate wage losses through better post-displacement job matching. However if displacement results from reductions in demand for specific sectors/skills, the use of informal job search methods may increase the risk of job instability. While informal job search methods are associated with lower wage losses, they lead to increased job instability and increased risk of subsequent job displacement.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Labor Research
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Job displacement ; Search methods ; Job security
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 52668
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 23 Feb 2012 14:28
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:06
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/52668

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