Job Mobility In Britain: Are The Scots Different? Evidence From The Bhps
AbstractThe Scottish extension-sample of the British Household Panel Study (BHPS) is used to shed light on differences in job mobility patterns in England and Scotland for both men and women. Based on probit estimates of the overall mobility rate, a new decomposition technique is applied to distinguish between explained and unexplained differences. Furthermore, exploiting data on the number of job changes, a zero inflated Poisson model is estimated to provide information on possible differences in the expected number of job changes. Overall, there is evidence that suggests significant differences in mobility patterns south and north of the Borders; however, this is confined to men. Yet, whether this suffices to justify a heterogeneous regional labour market remains to be seen. Copyright (c) Scottish Economic Society 2004.
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Volume (Year): 51 (2004)
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- Heitmueller, Axel, 2003. "Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots Different? Evidence from the BHPS," IZA Discussion Papers 773, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Axel Heitmueller, 2003. "Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots different? Evidence from the BHPS," CERT Discussion Papers 0303, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
- Axel Heitmueller, 2003. "Job Mobility in Britain: Are the Scots Different? Evidence from the BHPS," Working Papers E02, Department of Economics, School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University.
- J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
- J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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