Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150751
Authors: 
Longhi, Simonetta
Brynin, Malcolm
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 204
Abstract: 
We use British and German panel data to analyse job changes involving a change in occupation. We assess: (1) the extent of occupational change, taking into account the possibility of measurement error in occupational codes; (2) whether job changes within the occupation differ from occupation changes in terms of the characteristics of those making such switches; and (3) the effects of the two kinds of moves in terms of wages and job satisfaction. We find that occupation changes differ from other job changes, generally reflecting a less satisfactory employment situation, but also that the move in both cases is positive in respect of change in wages and job satisfaction.
Subjects: 
Job change
occupation change
Britain
Germany
JEL: 
J24
J62
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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