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Title:Occupational change and mobility among employed and unemployed job seekers PDF Logo
Authors:Longhi, Simonetta
Taylor, Mark
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2011-25
Abstract:We use data from the Labour Force Survey to show that employed and unemployed job seekers in Great Britain originate from different occupations and find jobs in different occupations. We find substantial differences in occupational mobility between job seekers: employed job seekers are most likely to move to occupations paying higher average wages relative to their previous occupation, while unemployed job seekers are most likely to move to lower paying occupations. Employed and unemployed job seekers exhibit different patterns of occupational mobility and, therefore, do not accept the same types of jobs.
Subjects:on-the-job search
unemployment
occupations
JEL:J01
J20
J29
J62
J64
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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