Job Mobility and Wage Mobility of High- and Low-Paid Workers

Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2007

8 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2012

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Dimitris Pavlopoulos

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Social Sciences

Didier Fouarge

Maastricht University

Ruud Muffels

Tilburg University

J. Vermunt

Tilburg University - Department of Methodology and Statistics

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

Studies have shown that voluntary job-to-job changes have a positive effect on wage growth. This paper argues that the impact of a job change on wage mobility depends on the position in the wage distribution. Using panel date from the UK and Germany, we show that a change of employer results into a wage increase only for the low paid-workers. Within-firm job changes produce, on the average, moderate wage gains for the low-paid workers in Britain, but have no effect in Germany.

Suggested Citation

Pavlopoulos, Dimitris and Fouarge, Didier and Muffels, Ruud and Vermunt, J., Job Mobility and Wage Mobility of High- and Low-Paid Workers (January 1, 2007). Schmollers Jahrbuch, Vol. 127, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1988267

Dimitris Pavlopoulos (Contact Author)

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Didier Fouarge

Maastricht University ( email )

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Ruud Muffels

Tilburg University ( email )

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J. Vermunt

Tilburg University - Department of Methodology and Statistics ( email )

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
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