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dc.contributor.authorBorghans, Lexen_US
dc.contributor.authorGolsteyn, Bart H. H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:11:50Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:11:50Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33440-
dc.description.abstractAfter graduation many students start working in sectors not related to their field of study or participate in training targeted at work in other sectors. In this paper, we look at mobility immediately after graduation from the perspective that educational choices have been made when these pupils had little experience of the actual working life in these professions. We develop a model where students accumulate partially transferable human capital but also learn about their professional preferences at the university and during the first years in the labor market. As a consequence of this newly acquired insight, these young workers might realize that working in another occupational field would better fit their preferences, although they are better equipped to work in their own field. The empirical analysis reveals that if wages are 1% lower due to lower skill transferability, the probability that a graduate who regrets his choice actually switches decreases by 2.2 percentage points, while those who switch on average take 0.3 months additional education.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2021en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ44en_US
dc.subject.jelJ62en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordregreten_US
dc.subject.keywordmobilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill transferen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrainingen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufseinstiegen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwAnforderungsprofilen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleSkill transferability, regret and mobilityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn509597327en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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