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It is widely held that imperfect capital markets mean that individuals from poor backgrounds cannot borrow to finance educational investments. But are these credit constraints an empirical reality? The 1995 Canadian Out of Employment Panel is used to take a new approach to this question...
Using a unique Australian data set which contains information on both accepted and rejected job offers, Deborah Cobb-Clark, Paul Frijters and Guyonne Kalb investigate whether job offers arrive more frequently for those in employment than for those in unemployment. Their results reveal that, across the...
This paper by Prem Jung Thapa and Tue Gørgens extends the traditional static focus of research on the labour market assimilation of migrants in Australia by analyzing the dynamics of job search and actual time taken to find the first job after arrival in Australia....
This paper tests for gender discrimination by sending fake CVs to apply for entry-level jobs. Female candidates are more likely to receive a callback, with the difference being largest in occupations that are more female-dominated.