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

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Kimball's failed replication of Reinhart-Rogoff finding cited in argument for tempered public response to social science research results

Edin and Shaefer's book on destitute families in America reviewed in NYT

Johnston says rate of daily marijuana use among college students now greater than rate of daily cigarette smoking

Highlights

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

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