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Essays on urban job networks in developing countries

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Across the globe, social networks influence labour market outcomes. This thesis investigates job networks—networks in which individuals exchange jobs and information about vacancies — in cities of developing countries. Using the example of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, I describe such networks, analyse how individuals use them for their economic benefit, and show how the networks respond to external shocks.

Chapter one presents experimental evidence on job referrals in informal urban l...

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SSD
Department:
Economics
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University of Oxford, Department of Economics
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
International Growth Centre (IGC) More from this funder
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2019-01-25

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