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Prospects for utilisation of non-vacancy Internet data in labour market analysis—an overview

Karolien Lenaerts (), Miroslav Beblavý () and Brian Fabo
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Karolien Lenaerts: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, Brussels)

IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, 1-18

Abstract: Abstract Along with the advancement of the Internet in the last decade, researchers have increasingly identified the web as a research platform and a data source, pointing out its value for labour market analysis. This article presents a review of online data sources for this field. Specifically, the article introduces web-based research, focusing on the potential of relatively new data sources such as Google Trends, social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) and Glassdoor (surveys). For these data sources, a review is done and recent empirical applications are listed. Web-based data can further our understanding of the dynamics of the labour market. JEL codes: E4, J2

Keywords: Labour market; Web-based research; Data sources; Google Trends; Social networking sites; Glassdoor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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