Lecturas de Economía
Print version ISSN 0120-2596
URIBE, José Ignacio; VIAFARA, Carlos Augusto and OVIEDO, Yanira Marcela. Effectiveness of the Employment Searching Channels in Colombia during 2003. Lect. Econ. [online]. 2007, n.67, pp. 43-69. ISSN 0120-2596.
This paper studies the efectivity of search methods in the colombian labor market. The empirical analysis is uses the 2003 survey of life quality. More frequently used methods are the informal ones; i.e. informal economic activities are reflected in the informality of search methods. Formal methods are the most effective, followed by the moderated informal methods -weak links- and informal methods -strong links. Another finding of this paper is that education is the most important characteristic to gain acces to the most effective.
Keywords : Unemployment; Job Search; Search Methods; Efectivity of the Search Methods; Social Networks.