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Job search methods, intensity and success in Britain in the 1990s

René Böheim () and Mark Taylor ()

No 2002-06, Economics working papers from Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Abstract: We investigate the use of various job search strategies and their impact on the probability of subsequent employment and the re-employment wage among working age men in Britain. We find that replying to advertisements and using Job Centres are the two most common methods of job search and that job search intensity, and direct applications to employers in particular, result in a higher probability of subsequent employment. Conditional on finding work, replying to advertisements results in higher paying employment. Age, education, family circumstances and local labour demand emerge as key determinants of job search strategy use.

Keywords: job mobility; unemployment; BHPS; panel data; job search (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J11 J20 J62 J64 C33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab and nep-mac
Date: 2002-07
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