International Differences in the Effect of Skills on Job Mobility: A Schumpeterian Perspective
28 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2019 Last revised: 6 Sep 2022
Date Written: August 2, 2022
Making use of an international survey that directly assesses the cognitive skills of the adult population, I document systematic differences in the effect of skills on job mobility across the 37 countries in the sample. Most notably, while economic growth is associated with relatively higher job mobility among skilled workers, the prevalence of information and communication technology (ICT) in the workplace is associated with relatively lower job mobility among skilled workers.
Keywords: job mobility, cognitive skills, human capital, economic growth, creative destruction, international comparisons, PIAAC
JEL Classification: J62, J63, J22, J24, O33, O40, I26, E24, D61
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