Essays in Information and Labor Economics
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In the first part of the dissertation, we contribute to the field of Information Economics by discussing a specialist intermediary in the labor market; i.e., the public employment exchange. We devise a theoretical model in chapter II to establish a role of the agency in a skill-segmented market with supermodular match payoff values. In addition, participation cohort structure of the Indian public employment exchange system is evaluated using National Sample Survey of 2011–2012 and some policy implications are discussed in chapter III. The second part of the thesis make a contribution to the sibling literature in Labor Economics, excavating sibling gender influences on important labor market outcomes and interactions. In chapter IV, we use US data from Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID 1968–2011) to analyse sibling effects on occupational choices. In chapter V, family influences on employment status, marital status, educational outcomes, childhood home environments, gender beliefs, and job search is evaluated to document the impact of sibling gender on real wages using US data from National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).