Toward labor market policy 2.0: the potential for using online job-portal big data to inform labor market policies in India

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Economists and other social scientists are increasingly using big data analytics to address longstanding economic questions and complement existing information sources. Big data produced by online platforms can yield a wealth of diverse, highly granular, multidimensional information with a variety of potential applications. This paper examines how online job-portal data can be used as a basis for policy-relevant research in the fields of labor economics and workforce skills development, through an empirical analysis of information generated by Babajob, an online Indian job portal. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Labour market; Statistics

Keywords: Data collecting; Data analysis; Job searching; Recruitment; Policy formation; Skill needs; Skill analysis; Labour demand

Geographic subjects: India; Asia

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: 34 p.

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Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.792

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