Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Finding on Facebook's Social Network.

Gee, Laura Katherine.

Jones, Jason J.

Burke, Moira.

2017.

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  • Social networks are important for finding jobs, but which ties are most useful? Granovetter has suggested that "weak ties" are more valuable than "strong ties," since strong ties have redundant information, while weak ties have new information. Using 6 million Facebook users' data, we find evidence for the opposite. We proxy for job help by identifying people who eventually work with a pre-existin... read more
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  • Laura K. Gee, Jason Jones, and Moira Burke, "Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Finding on Facebook's Social Network," Journal of Labor Economics 35, no. 2 (April 2017): 485-518. https://doi.org/10.1086/686225.
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