Rising Occupational and Industry Mobility in the United States: 1968-1993, Second Version
Arizona State University (ASU) - Economics Department
University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
PIER Working Paper No. 04-012; IZA Discussion Paper No. 1110
We analyze the dynamics of worker mobility in the United States over the 1968-1993 period at various levels of occupational and industry aggregation. We find a substantial overall increase in occupational and industry mobility over the period and document the levels and time trends in mobility for various age-education subgroups of the population. To control for measurement error in occupation and industry coding, we develop a method that utilizes the newly released, by the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Retrospective Occupation-Industry Supplemental Data Files. We emphasize the importance of the findings for understanding a number of issues in macro and labor economics, including changes in wage inequality, productivity, life-cycle earnings profiles, job stability and job security.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 67
Keywords: Occupational Mobility, Industry Mobility, Career Mobility, Sectoral Real-location
JEL Classification: E20, J21, J24, J44, J45, J62, J63working papers series
Date posted: April 15, 2004
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