Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/225007
Authors: 
Fedorets, Alexandra
Year of Publication: 
2019
Citation: 
[Journal:] German Economic Review [Year:] 2019 [Volume:] 20 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 295-328 [ISSN:] 1468-0475
Abstract: 
This study provides novel evidence on the relevance of task content changes between and within occupations to wage dynamics of occupational changers and stayers. I use individual-level, cross-sectional data featuring tasks performed on the job to compute a measure of proximity of job contents. Then, I merge this measure to a large-scale panel survey to show that occupational changers experience a wage growth that is declining when the accompanying alterations in task contents are big. For occupational stayers, alterations in task contents generate a positive wage component, beyond tenure effect. However, the results are not robust with respect to the choice of proximity measure and over time.
Subjects: 
Human capital
wage premium
occupational change
task-based approach
JEL: 
J24
J62
Published Version’s DOI: 
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Accepted Manuscript (Postprint)

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