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Patterns of mobilization of social capital of laid-off workers in China

Authors Xu, Yan
Issue Date 2007
Summary Using the survey data of 621 laid-off workers in Wuhan, this thesis explores the relationship between accessed social capital and mobilization of social capital. That is, whether accessed social capital affects the patterns of how social capital is mobilized, and more specifically the ways in which social contacts are mobilized to sever as the social capital of laid-off workers to secure reemployment opportunities. Key empirical finding is that there is an inverted U-shaped relationship between accessed social capital (especially network size and resources) and the quantity of mobilization of social capital. Moreover, workers with fewer human capital and political capital mobilize more contacts in order to secure jobs. Finally, those who have higher accessibility to social capital engage in longer job searches, whereas those who have higher level of education experience shorter job searches.
Note Thesis (M.Phil.)--Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2007
Language English
Format Thesis
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