Young workers' professional experience and access to high-skill jobs: a note
AbstractThe implications of on-the-job search and learning-by-doing of young workers are studied in a search-matching model. The labor market is segmented in two sub-markets: that of beginners, and that of experienced workers offering higher wages. After a long enough employment spell, beginners can search for a better-paying job in the experienced sub-market. Employment instability reduces upgrading opportunities for young workers, penalizing the overall economy. Under specific conditions this phenomenon is reinforced when firms are more fussy about workers' professional experience.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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learning-by-doing; on-the-job search; segmented labor market; youth employment.;
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- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers
- J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets
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