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Pretty vacant: recruitment in low wage labour markets

Manning, Alan (1999) Pretty vacant: recruitment in low wage labour markets. CEPDP, 418. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753012685

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Abstract

This paper is a study of the process by which employers in five relatively low-wage British firms fill vacancies. It studies the determinants of the number and quality of applicants, the way in which these applicants are selected for interviews and offered jobs. The main conclusions are that the number of applicants is relatively small, the monetary and non-monetary aspects of jobs are important determinants of the number of applicants for jobs, but that firms do eventually fill virtually all vacancies. Non-employed job applicants have more difficulty in getting a job interview than those who are currently employed but, once interviewed, do not appear to face any further difficulties in getting employment.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1999 Alan Manning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Departments > Economics
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/20231

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