Home > Research . Search . Country . Browse . Small Grants

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Weir's 2009 report on NFL brain injuries got more attention than neurological findings published in 2005

Edin and Shaefer's book a call to action for Americans to deal with poverty

Weir says pain may underlie rise in suicide and substance-related deaths among white middle-aged Americans


MCubed opens for new round of seed funding, November 4-18

PSC News, fall 2015 now available

Barbara Anderson appointed chair of Census Scientific Advisory Committee

John Knodel honored by Thailand's Chulalongkorn University

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Reducing Imperfect Information Among Jobseekers in the Philippines

a PSC Small Fund Research Project

Investigator:   Emily Beam

High job-search costs and limited screening opportunities are characteristic of many labor markets, particularly in developing countries. I conduct a randomized controlled trial in the rural Philippines to assess the impact of increasing information about wages and job qualifications, as well as the impact of reducing search costs, on job-search effort and employment outcomes in the context of international migration. This methodology allows causal measurement of the effect of reducing imperfect information and the effect of lowering job search costs on job-search effort and employment outcomes.

Funding Period: 02/01/2011 to 06/30/2012

Country of Focus: Philippines

Support PSC's Small Grant Program

Search . Browse