This article analyzes the consequences of being recruited through the informalchannel in the Italian labor market using data collected through a new surveyimplemented by Institute for the Development of the Vocational Trainingof Workers—ISFOL. We find that, while workers entering the labor market via “professionalties” enjoy a wage bonus and a reduction in entry times, those recruitedvia “family and friends” referrals save on entry times but receive on average lowerwages. Moreover, the use of the family channel reduces the returns to educationand is associated with the phenomenon of “over-education,” suggesting theexistence of some mismatches between workers’ and jobs’ characteristics.[...]

The informal recruitment channel and the quality of jo-worker matches. An analysis on Italian survey data

MELICIANI, Valentina;
2010

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This article analyzes the consequences of being recruited through the informalchannel in the Italian labor market using data collected through a new surveyimplemented by Institute for the Development of the Vocational Trainingof Workers—ISFOL. We find that, while workers entering the labor market via “professionalties” enjoy a wage bonus and a reduction in entry times, those recruitedvia “family and friends” referrals save on entry times but receive on average lowerwages. Moreover, the use of the family channel reduces the returns to educationand is associated with the phenomenon of “over-education,” suggesting theexistence of some mismatches between workers’ and jobs’ characteristics.[...]
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