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Do digital information technologies help unemployed job seekers find a job? Evidence from the broadband internet expansion in Germany

Gürtzgen, Nicole ; (né Nolte), André Diegmann ; Pohlan, Laura ; van den Berg, Gerard J.


This paper studies effects of the introduction of a new digital mass medium on reemployment of unemployed job seekers. We combine data on broadband internet availability at the local level with German individual register data. We address endogeneity by exploiting technological peculiarities that affected the roll-out of broadband internet. Results show that broadband internet improves ...


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