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Job changes and individual-job specific wage dynamics

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  • Laura Hospido

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    (Banco de España)

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This paper develops an error components model that is used to examine the impact of job changes on the dynamics and variance of individual log earnings. I use data on work histories drawn from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), that makes possible to do the distinction between voluntary an involuntary job-to-job changes. The potential endogeneity of job mobility in relation to earnings es circumvented by means of an instrument variable estimation method that also allows to control for unobserved individual-job specific heterogeneity.

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Paper provided by Banco de Espa�a in its series Banco de Espa�a Working Papers with number 0907.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
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Handle: RePEc:bde:wpaper:0907

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Keywords: Panel data; dynamic models; individual-job specific fixed effects; job changes; individual wages;

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