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dc.contributor.authorGielen, Anne C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:51:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:51:34Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081127675en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35413-
dc.description.abstractDespite the fact that worker quits are often associated with wage gains and higher overall job satisfaction, many workers quit once again within one or two years after changing jobs initially. Such repeated job quit behavior may arise as a stepping stone to better quality jobs (Burdett, 1978) or as a response to unexpectedly low job quality (Jovanovic, 1979). This paper tests the validity of both explanations using data from the UK labor market in order to improve our understanding of job search behavior. Results from panel estimations of job quits and job satisfaction illustrate that the labor market is characterized by elements of both explanations. More specifically, a variance decomposition shows that the stepping stone model explains 80 percent of repeated job quit behavior; the remaining 20 percent is the result of learning about job quality. Hence, workers appear to need several job quits to find their most preferred job and multiple job quits serve as a stepping stone to more satisfaction at work.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3838en_US
dc.subject.jelJ28en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordJob searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor mobilityen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitszufriedenheiten_US
dc.subject.stwLohnen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleRepeated job quits: stepping stones or learning about quality?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn586011412en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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