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Do you need a job to find a job?

Cobb Clark, Deborah A; Frijters, Paul; Kalb, Guyonne

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This paper investigates whether job offers arrive more frequently for those in employment than for those in unemployment. To this end, we take advantage of a unique Australian data set which contains information on both accepted and rejected job offers. Our estimation strategy takes account of the selectivity associated with the initial employment state and we allow for individual heterogeneity in the probability of obtaining jobs. Our results reveal that, across the wage range, individuals are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43044
http://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43044

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