Job Search, Gender, and the Quality of Employment in Israel

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Data from the 1982 & 1989 Israeli Labor Force Surveys (total N = 1,467 adult respondents) examine the effectiveness of job search methods in finding employment, both in time of economic growth & decline. Clifford C. Clogg & Teresa A. Sullivan's labor utilization framework (1983 [see abstract 8402137]) is drawn on to consider not only the kind of employment, but the quality of the job accepted. Findings reinforce the distinction between good & bad jobs & show that different search methods lead to different outcomes in terms of employment quality. Results also document gender differences both in use of the various methods & in their outcomes. Further, findings emphasize the impact of economic market conditions on the operation of the job search mechanism. In 1989, a time of economic recession, most job search methods did not influence the probability to get a job in general & move into adequate employment in particular. 4 Tables, 34 References. Adapted from the source document.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-149
Number of pages17
JournalResearch in Social Stratification and Mobility
StatePublished - 1997


  • job search methods success, economic growth/decline periods, gender differences
  • 1982/1989 surveys
  • Israel
  • Labor Market
  • Sex Differences
  • Employment
  • Economic Conditions
  • Job Search
  • Unemployment
  • article
  • 0621: complex organization; jobs, work organization, workplaces, & unions


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