2011

Job Contact Networks and the Ethnic Minorities

Reprint No. 2011:1

Author(s): Harminder Battu, Paul Seaman and Yves ZenouYear: 2011 Title: Labour Economics Volume (No.): 18 (1) Pages: 48–56
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Using data from the UK Quarterly Labor Force Survey, this paper examines the job finding methods of different ethnic groups in the UK. Our empirical findings suggest that, though personal networks are a popular method of finding a job for the ethnic minorities, the foreign born and those who identify themselves as non-British, they are not necessarily the most effective either in terms of gaining employment or in terms of the level of job achieved. However, there are some important differences across ethnic groups with some groups losing out disproportionately from using personal networks.


Reference:
Battu, Harminder, Paul Seaman and Yves Zenou (2011), "Job Contact Networks and the Ethnic Minorities". Labour Economics 18(1), 48–56.

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