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Employment status mobility from a life-cycle perspective

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  • Fernando Muñoz-Bullón

    (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Miguel A. Malo

    (Universidad de Salamanca)

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In this paper we apply optimal matching techniques to individual work-histories in the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), with a two-fold objective. First, to explore the usefulness of this sequence-oriented approach to analyze work-histories. Second, to analyze the impact of involuntary job separations on life courses. The study covers the whole range of employment statuses, including unemployment and inactivity periods, from the first job held to the year 1993. Our main findings are the following: (i) mobility in employment status has increased along the twentieth century; (ii) it has become more similar between men and women; (iii) birth cohorts in the second half of the century have especially been affected by involuntary job separations; (iv) in general, involuntary job separations provoke employment status sequences which substantially differ from the typical sequence in each cohort.

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Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

Volume (Year): 9 (2003)
Issue (Month): 7 (October)
Pages: 119-162

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Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:9:y:2003:i:7

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Keywords: cohort analysis; employment; employment status mobility; involuntary job separations; optimal matching analysis; work-life history analysis;

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  1. Schimke, Antje, 2012. "Entrepreneurial aging and employment growth in the context of extreme growth events," Working Paper Series in Economics 39, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Economics and Business Engineering.
  2. Miguel A. Malo & Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, 2004. "Career breaks of women due to family reasons: A long-term perspective using retrospective data," Business Economics Working Papers, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa wb041808, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  3. Julia Simonson & Laura Romeu Gordo & Nadiya Kelle, 2011. "The Double German Transformation: Changing Male Employment Patterns in East and West Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 391, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  4. Miguel A. Malo & Fernando Muñoz-Bullon, 2007. "Breaks In Women'S Careers Due To Family Reasons: A Long-Term Perspective," Business Economics Working Papers, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa wb070101, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa.
  5. Miguel Malo & Fernando Muñoz-Bullón, 2008. "Women’s family-related career breaks: a long-term British perspective," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 6(2), pages 127-167, June.
  6. Schimke, Antje, 2014. "Aging workforce and firm growth in the context of "extreme" employment growth events," Working Paper Series in Economics 54, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Department of Economics and Business Engineering.

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