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Do digital information technologies help unemployed job seekers find a job? : evidence from the broadband internet expansion in Germany / Nicole Gürtzgen (IAB, University of Regensburg and ZEW), André Nolte (ZEW and IAB), Laura Pohlan (ZEW and IAB), Gerard J. van den Berg (University of Bristol, IFAU, IZA, ZEW and CEPR) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserGürtzgen, Nicole ; Nolte, André ; Pohlan, Laura ; Berg, Gerard J. van den
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, May 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11555
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-157560 
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This paper studies effects of the introduction of a new digital mass medium on reemployment of unemployed job seekers. We combine data on high-speed (broadband) internet availability at the local level with individual register data on the unemployed in Germany. We address endogeneity by exploiting technological peculiarities in the network that affected the roll-out of high-speed internet. The results show that high-speed internet improves reemployment rates after the first months of the unemployment spell. This is confirmed by complementary analysis with individual survey data suggesting that online job search leads to additional formal job interviews after a few months in unemployment.