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Longitudinal Study: HILDA
Title: Job search in the presence of a stressor: Does financial hardship change the effectiveness of job search?
Authors: Gerards, Ruud
Welters, Riccardo
Publication Date: Jun-2022
Pages: 102508
Keywords: Unemployment
Job search effectiveness
Financial hardships
Confounding relationships
Job search quality
Abstract: Following a group of 2,973 Australian unemployed job seekers over time, we confirm predictions from Self-Determination Theory, Conservation of Resources Theory and Scarcity Theory that the presence of financial hardship during job search adversely affects job search quality and subsequently job search effectiveness (measured one year later). We show the importance in labor market research of controlling for a range of confounding factors including the impact of financial hardship on job search intensity. The implemented controls allow more precise inferences of the effect of financial hardship on job search quality/effectiveness, than so far achieved in this emerging body of literature.
DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2022.102508
Research collection: Journal Articles
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