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Job Contact Networks and the Ethnic Minorities
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2011 (English)In: Labour Economics, ISSN 0927-5371, Vol. 18, no 1, 48-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2011. Vol. 18, no 1, 48-56 p.
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Job search, Networks, Social capital, Ethnic disadvantage
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Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53648DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2010.07.001ISI: 000289599000005OAI: diva2:391083
Available from: 2011-01-24 Created: 2011-01-24 Last updated: 2012-01-20Bibliographically approved

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