How Do Workers Choose Referrals?

Beaman, Lori and Jeremy Magruder

from ARE Update Vol. 15, No. 4, Apr/May, 2012

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Job referrals are an important way that people find work across the globe. We use an experiment in Kolkata, India to ask whether people can identify highly skilled referrals, and when they are willing to do so (instead of referring a closer, but less skilled friend).


Jobs, employment, recruitment, networks


Beaman, Lori and Jeremy Magruder. 2012. "How Do Workers Choose Referrals?" ARE Update 15(4): 5-7. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.