Dynamics of Worker Reallocation Within and Across Industries

20 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2007

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Amos Golan

American University - Department of Economics

Julia Lane

Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Erika McEntarfer

U.S. Census Bureau

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Abstract

This paper uses an integrated employer-employee data-set to answer two key questions: (i) What is the equilibrium amount of worker reallocation? (ii) How much does firm-level job reallocation affect worker reallocation? About 26% of workers who had previously exhibited a substantial degree of attachment to their employer change jobs in a given year. About two-thirds of this reallocation is roughly evenly split within and across broadly defined industries. Firm-level job and worker reallocation substantially increases the probability of transition for even the most stable group of workers, even after controlling for individual characteristics and firm and industry tenure.

Suggested Citation

Golan, Amos and Lane, Julia and McEntarfer, Erika, Dynamics of Worker Reallocation Within and Across Industries. Economica, Vol. 74, No. 293, pp. 1-20, February 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=956966 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2006.00527.x

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