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Job search methods and wages: are natives and immigrants different?
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. (Linnaeus University Centre for Labour Market and Discrimination Studies)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5620-4745
Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3054-7157
Stockholm University.
2018 (English)In: Manchester School, ISSN 1463-6786, E-ISSN 1467-9957, Vol. 86, no 2, p. 219-247Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We conduct a survey of newly hired workers in the Swedish labour market to analyse if there are differences between natives and immigrants in the choice of search intensity/methods and in the search method getting the job. We further investigate if the wage and other characteristics of the new job differ depending on the successful search method. We find that immigrants use all search methods more than natives, but they especially rely on informal search. Immigrants are more likely than natives to find a job using informal search through friends and relatives, and these jobs are associated with lower wages.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2018. Vol. 86, no 2, p. 219-247
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69317DOI: 10.1111/manc.12202ISI: 000424941200005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69317DiVA, id: diva2:1166545
Available from: 2017-12-15 Created: 2017-12-15 Last updated: 2018-03-02Bibliographically approved

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