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Two Aspects of Labor Mobility: A Bivariate Poisson Regression Approach

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  • Jung, Robert C
  • Winkelmann, Rainer

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The study introduces a distinction between two types of labor monthly. Direct job-to-job changes (which are assumed to be voluntary) and job changes after experiencing an unemployment spell (assumed to be involuntary). Exploiting the close relationship between those two phenomena, we adopt a bivariate regression framework for our empirical analysis of data on male individuals in the German labor market. To account for the non-negative and discrete nature of the two counts of job changes in a ten year interval, a new econometric model is proposed: the Bivariate Poisson regression proves to be superior to the univariate specification. Further, the empirical content of distinguishing between two types of mobility is subject to a test, and in fact, supported by the data: The hypothesis that both measures are observationally equivalent can be rejected.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 18 (1993)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 543-56

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:18:y:1993:i:3:p:543-56

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