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The Internet and Job Search

Betsey Stevenson

NBER Working Paper No. 13886
Issued in March 2008
NBER Program(s):   LS

This paper examines how the Internet has impacted job search behavior. Examining those who use the Internet for job seeking purposes, I show that the vast majority are currently employed. These employed job seekers are more likely to leave their current employer and are more likely to make an employment-to-employment transition. Examining the unemployed, I find that over the past ten years the variety of job search methods used by the unemployed has increased and job search behavior has become more extensive. Furthermore, the Internet has led to reallocation of effort among various job search activities.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13886

Published: The Internet and Job Search, Betsey Stevenson. in Studies of Labor Market Intermediation , Autor. 2009

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