Do recruitment ties affect wages? An analysis using matched employer-employee data from Vietnam

Anna Folke Larsen, John Rand, Nina Elisabeth Torm

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This paper examines the extent to which recruitment ties affect individual wage outcomes in small and medium scale manufacturing firms. Based on a unique matched employer–employee dataset from Vietnam the authors find that there is a significant positive wage premium associated with obtaining a job through an informal contact, when controlling for standard determinants of wage compensation. Moreover, they show that the mechanism through which informal contacts affect wages depends on the type of recruitment tie used. The findings are robust across location, firm size categories, and different worker types.
TidsskriftReview of Development Economics
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)541-555
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa

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JEL Classification: J24, J31, O53

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