G2LM|LIC - Asymmetric Information on the Skills of Workers and Matching in the Labor Market
Data Set Description
The project studies how employers and job seekers respond to credible information on skills that are difficult to observe, and how this affects matching in the labor market. Whether certificates on workers’ non-cognitive skills are disclosed to both sides of the market during job interviews between young workers and small firms in Uganda are experimentally varied.
The certificates cause workers to increase their labor market expectations, while high-ability managers revise their assessments of the workers’ skills upwards. The reaction in terms of beliefs leads to an increase in positive assortative matching and to higher earnings for workers, conditional on employment.
Scope of Data Set
Time Periods: 2014 - 2017
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- Bassi, Vittorio (University of Southern California)
- Nansamba, Aisha (BRAC NGO)
- Rasul, Imran (University College London)
Cross section survey data
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