Impact of social networks on employment and wages in Poland Cover Image

Wpływ sieci społecznych na zatrudnienie i wynagrodzenia w Polsce
Impact of social networks on employment and wages in Poland

Author(s): Tymon Słoczyński
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Economy, Sociology, Labor relations, Economic policy, Social development, Economic development, Human Resources in Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Główny Urząd Statystyczny
Keywords: employment; remuneration; Social Network Analysis (SNA); labour market; social bond; social policy

Summary/Abstract: This article analyzes empirically the impact of job search through social networks on wages. Individual data are used from the International Social Survey Program (ISSP) and the regression combining and decomposition methods to estimate the effect of social networks for Poland and 19 other countries. In the analyzed cases generally the null hypothesis cannot be rejected of no wage effect of social networks. At the same time the results indicate a positive effect on the wages of private employment agencies and employment agencies operating at universities and schools.

  • Issue Year: 58/2013
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 42-55
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish