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Title:Rising Occupational and Industry Mobility in the United States : 1968-1993 PDF Logo
Authors:Kambourov, Gueorgui
Manovskii, Iourii
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1110
Abstract:We analyze the dynamics of worker mobility in the United States over the 1968-1993 period at various levels of occupational and industry aggregation. We find a substantial overall increase in occupational and industry mobility over the period and document the levels and time trends in mobility for various age-education subgroups of the population. To control for measurement error in occupation and industry coding, we develop a method that utilizes the newly released, by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Retrospective Occupation-Industry Supplemental Data Files. We emphasize the importance of the findings for understanding a number of issues in macro and labor economics, including changes in wage inequality, productivity, life-cycle earnings profiles, job stability and job security.
Subjects:occupational mobility
industry mobility
career mobility
sectoral reallocation
JEL:E20
J44
J63
J24
J21
J62
J45
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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