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Is job stability declining in the U.S. economy?

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  • Kenneth A. Swinnerton
  • Howard Wial

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Using Current Population Survey data, the authors examine changes in job stability during the 1980s. For consecutive four-year periods during 1979-91, they present estimates of four-year retention rates for workers with varying levels of employer-specific seniority. Retention rates of low-seniority workers rose between 1979-83 and 1983-87 but fell between 1983-87 and 1987-91. Retention rates for 1987-91 were typically lower than those for 1979-83, suggesting a secular decline in job stability during the 1980s. (Abstract courtesy JSTOR.)

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Article provided by ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School in its journal ILR Review.

Volume (Year): 48 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 293-304

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Handle: RePEc:ilr:articl:v:48:y:1995:i:2:p:293-304

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