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Let young people join the legislative process. A Twitter based experiment on internships

Författare och institution:
Paolo Nicola Barbieri (Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik & Centrum för hälsoekonomi (CHEGU)); Francesca Fazio (-); Gabriele Gamberini (-)
Publicerad i:
Computers in Human Behavior, 60 s. 468–482
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
This paper examines the possible effects of labour market institutional characteristics on young people's perceptions of their internship experiences as expressed on Twitter. By looking at these opinions (satisfaction versus dissatisfaction) in relation to certain features of internships as well as to the more general labour market regulatory framework, this project aims to give a voice to young people, enabling them (indirectly) to provide policy suggestions to law-makers. Furthermore, we propose a preview of a possible empirical model for data collection based on the manual coding of Tweets. By employing a Probit regression and Blinder–Oaxaca and Fairlie decompositions, we have tried to establish a link between the perceived evaluation of internships and the country where the internship is based, the latter being used as a proxy for the legal system. In all our tests we found that the country in which the internship is placed is the main factor in the positive or negative perception. We also find that the more difficult is to hire a young worker on a temporary basis the lower will be his valuation of the internship experience. Ultimately we propose the use of Twitter not only as a relevant research tool, but also as an instrument for bringing young people's needs to the attention of law-makers.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Nationalekonomi ->
Sociologi ->
Socialt arbete ->
Juridik ->
Juridik och samhälle ->
Youth employment; Internships; Labour market institutions; Employment protection legislation; Twitter
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Posten skapad:
2016-05-19 10:58
Posten ändrad:
2016-05-19 13:16

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