publication . Article . 2012

Informal Job Search Methods and Post-Displacement Outcomes

Colin P. Green;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 incre...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Wage, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Job security, Increased risk, Displaced workers, Economics, Labour economics, Job rotation
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