Job Stability in the United States

33 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2000

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Francis X. Diebold

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David Neumark

University of California, Irvine - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Daniel Polsky

Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University; Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Date Written: September 1994

Abstract

Two key attributes of a job are its wage and its duration. Much has been made of changes in the wage distribution in the 1980s, but little attention has been given to job durations since Hall (1982). We fill this void by examining the temporal evolution of job retention rates in U.S. labor markets, using data assembled from the sequence of Current Population Survey job tenure supplements. In contrast to the distribution of wages, which clearly changed in the 1980s, we find that job retention rates have remained stable.

Suggested Citation

Diebold, Francis X. and Neumark, David and Polsky, Daniel, Job Stability in the United States (September 1994). NBER Working Paper No. w4859, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=226528

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