Getting a job through voluntary associations: the role of network and human capital creation

Author/s Giacomo Degli Antoni
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/103 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 49-66 File size 111 KB
DOI 10.3280/QUA2015-103004
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Utilizzando una banca dati originale, il presente saggio considera un particolare ruolo delle associazioni nel promuovere il benessere individuale e sociale. Si analizza se specifiche attività svolte nell’ambito della vita associativa favoriscano l’occupazione di volontari in cerca di lavoro. L’analisi empirica rivela che prendere parte ad attività in grado di stimolare la creazione di network (la frequenza con cui si partecipa a riunioni informali e a gruppi di lavoro) e di capitale umano (la partecipazione a corsi di formazione), aumenta la probabilità di trovare lavoro se disoccupati.

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Giacomo Degli Antoni, Getting a job through voluntary associations: the role of network and human capital creation in "QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO" 103/2015, pp 49-66, DOI: 10.3280/QUA2015-103004