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dc.contributor.authorGong, Xiaodongen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Soest, Arthuren_US
dc.contributor.authorVillagomez, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:19:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:19:01Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/21058-
dc.description.abstractWe analyze mobility in urban Mexico between three labor market states: working in the formal sector, working in the informal sector, and not working. We use a dynamic multinomial logit panel data model with random effects, explaining the labor market state of each individual during each time period. The data is drawn from Mexico ?s Urban Employment Survey, a quarterly household survey for urban Mexico. Two separate five-wave panels are used: the first covering a period of rapid economic growth (1992 ?1993), the second a period of recession after the Peso crisis (1994 ?1995). Our main results are in line with the theory that formal sector jobs are superior to informal sector jobs and that working in the informal sector is a temporary state for those who cannot find a formal sector job and cannot afford not to work. Entry and exit rates for the formal sector are lower than for the informal sector. The probability of formal sector employment strongly increases with education level. For men, it is easier to enter the formal sector from the nonworking state than from the informal sector. The probability of working in the informal sector decreases with the level of income of other family members, while the probability of not working increases with it.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 213en_US
dc.subject.jelR23en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelC25en_US
dc.subject.jelJ60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInformal sector worken_US
dc.subject.keywordmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwStädtischer Arbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwDualökonomieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleMobility in the Urban Labor Market: A Panel Data Analysis for Mexicoen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn619946512en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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