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Anonymity or distance? Job search and labour market exclusion in a growing African city

Abstract:

We show that helping young job-seekers signal their skills to employers generates large and persistent improvements in their labour market outcomes. We do this by comparing an intervention that improves the ability to signal skills (the ‘job application workshop’) to a transport subsidy treatment designed to reduce the cost of job search. In the short-run, both interventions have large positive effects on the probability of finding a formal job. The workshop also increases the probability of ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/restud/rdaa057

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Fafchamps, M More by this author
Franklin, S More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of Economic Studies Journal website
Publication date:
2020-09-26
Acceptance date:
2020-02-17
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EISSN:
1467-937X
ISSN:
0034-6527
Pubs id:
1088150
Local pid:
pubs:1088150
Language:
English
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