Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161224
Authors: 
Jinkins, David
Morin, Annaig
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10601
Abstract: 
We measure the contribution of match quality to the wage growth experienced by job movers. We reject the exogenous mobility assumption needed to estimate a standard fixed-effects wage regression in the Danish matched employer-employee data. We exploit the sub-sample of workers hired from unemployment, for whom the exogenous mobility assumption is not rejected, to estimate firm fixed effects. We then decompose the variance of wage growth of all job movers. We find that 66% of the variance of wage growth experienced by job movers can be attributed to variance in match quality. Expected match quality growth is higher for higher-skilled occupations.
Subjects: 
job mobility
fixed-effect wage models
assortative matching
panel data models
JEL: 
J62
J63
C23
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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