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Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition

Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition

Chapter:
(p.127) 4 Do Online Labor Market Intermediaries Matter? The Impact of AlmaLaurea on the University-to-Work Transition
Source:
Studies of Labor Market Intermediation
Author(s):
Manuel F. BaguesMauro Sylos Labini
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226032900.003.0005

This chapter evaluates the impact of the availability of electronic labor markets on the university-to-work transition. In particular, the effects of a specific electronic intermediary, the interuniversity consortium AlmaLaurea, on graduates' unemployment, mobility, and matching quality are studied. In a nutshell, AlmaLaurea collects and organizes online information concerning college graduates' curricula and conditional on their permission, sells it to firms in electronic format. The AlmaLaurea recruitment service turns out to be an insightful example concerning how online communication technologies—coupled with more traditional forms of intermediation—might ameliorate the way in which employers and employees match in the labor market. The single characteristic of AlmaLaurea that possibly made it a successful intermediary is also the most unusual—member universities certify the information contained in electronic curricula and also provide some information on the entire population of graduates.

Keywords:   electronic labor markets, university-to-work transition, AlmaLaurea, online information, electronic format

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