Estimating the probability of a match using microeconomic data for the youth labour market

Martyn J. Andrews, Steve Bradley, Richard Upward

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Abstract

In this paper, we estimate the probability of a match for contacts between job seekers and vacancies. We relate the determinants of a match to the characteristics of the job seeker, the vacancy, and labour market conditions. Our main results are: ethnic minorities are discriminated against, but women are not; employers 'cream' the market and job seekers are ranked by their labour market state; high wage offers have a lower probability of a match; the probability of filling a job vacancy falls with vacancy duration, the higher stock of unemployed youths in a labour market, and the larger Careers Service; the probability of a match increases with job seeker duration. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-357
Number of pages22
JournalLabour Economics
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jun 2001

Keywords

  • J41
  • J63
  • J64
  • Matching probability
  • Two-sided search

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