Worker Turnover and Job Creation and Job Destruction: Concepts and Definitions
IPEA Working Paper No. 820
29 Pages Posted: 25 Sep 2001
Date Written: September 2001
The goal of this article is to present a review of the concepts related to worker and job flows, highlighting their similarities, differences and relations. We call into attention the difference between worker turnover and job reallocation and the best suited statistics for Brazilian databases. A survey of the literature on job flows closes the article. The main message from the literature is that job reallocation is remarkable, suggesting that at least 25% of available jobs in an economy are destroyed or created in a given year.
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JEL Classification: J6
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